Scotland needs an energy policy that delivers radical solutions
Dr Ron Mould and Dr Keith Baker, co-founders of the Energy Poverty Research Initiative, call on the Scottish Government to take more drastic action to deliver a sustainable national energy policy
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT is on a collision course with the public sector over the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) under its Energy Efficiency Scotland programme.
The Common Weal Policy Podcast - Episode #2 - Know Your Growth Commission
Episode 2 of The Common Weal Policy Podcast.
Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell discuss more about the Sustainable Growth Commission's approach to currency in an independent Scotland as well as their proposals to debt and liabilities in the form of their Annual Solidarity Payment.
Craig Dalzell: Brexit could make the UK a data desert
Craig Dalzell, Common Weal head of policy & research and author of a paper on the need for a Scottish statistics agency, makes a plea for the UK to apply for continued access to and continued active participation in the Eurostat statistical database post-Brexit.
AS A RESULT of the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, the United Kingdom will – assuming no arrangements to the contrary – cease to be a member of the European Union on 29 March 2019.
Common Weal Policy Podcast #01 - Currency and the Growth Commission
Common Weal is piloting a new weekly Policy Podcast which will explain our policies, discuss the impact we're having in Scotland and comment on policy news going on during the week.
In this first episode, Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell look at the news that the SNP will be discussing whether or not to adopt the Growth Commission report as part of their blueprint for independence.
Analysis: The SNP’s proposed currency position is not all it seems
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray analyses the detail of the currency section of the SNP leadership’s motion to the party’s spring conference, and finds there is reason for advocates of a Scottish currency to be seriously concerned
WHEN supporters of a Scottish currency saw the front cover of The National on Thursday evening/Friday morning, most rejoiced.
Common Weal poses seven questions about new currency plan
Common Weal welcomes SNP commitment to a Scottish currency – but seeks clarity on the details.
Common Weal today welcomes news that SNP members will be able to vote for a Scottish currency at the Spring Conference. Common Weal has campaigned for this for the last two years and this positive step is a victory for that campaign.