Revealed: Scotland’s worst corporate carbon polluters. SCOTLAND’S densely populated central belt is awash with millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide spewed out by the country’s worst climate polluters, the Sunday Herald can reveal. The latest pollution inventory from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) shows that 12 of the country’s top 20 polluters are in the central belt, with emissions totalling 7.7m tonnes. Five of the plants at Grangemouth and Mossmorran in Fife are run by three of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies: Ineos, ExxonMobil and Shell. Sepa’s inventory also reveals that discharges from the plants have been increasing in recent years, despite international efforts to reduce them to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Herald 29th Oct 2017 read more »
Back in 2015 the Champagne glasses were clinking in The Four Seasons, a Chinese restaurant in Whitehaven, Cumbria. West Cumbria Mining was “happily toasting the recent visit to the UK of Chinese premier Xi Jinping.” As well they might. Over £14m of funding for the development has come from EMR Capital Resources Fund, an Australian-managed private equity fund. Managed by Owen Hegarty and Jason Chang, pride of place in the head office is a photo of “an Australian politician at the signing of an agreement between EMR and a bank in China”.
Scisco Media 27th Oct 2017 read more »