Local activists have launched a window poster campaign asking why an energy rich Scotland also pays the highest prices to buy back its own generated electricity.
THAW Orkney Reassures Clients: No Support Funds Need To Be Repaid
“However, we can assure folk that none of the emergency energy funding secured for them by THAW Orkney staff will ever have to be repaid.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
” Our funding beyond 31st March has been put into serious doubt” THAW Orkney
“We have seen a huge increase in demand, and consequently the level of support we have been able to give folk, over the past couple of months.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
Letter: “What is to be done about fuel poverty? “
“To combat it, we clearly need to address all three of its causes: energy inefficient homes, low incomes, and high fuel costs.”
A short piece on fuel…
“it’s 150.90p per litre, of which 91.74p goes straight to yer man Rishi.”
A Just Transition: Where?
Inequality is built into our UK energy systems where the places producing the most renewable energy, and exporting it south, are also paying the highest tariffs to buy back that same electricity to heat their homes and power their businesses.
“I have never, ever looked back” – David Mowat, Shapinsay
David was anxious about falling into debt and was having a “hard battle just to try to keep warm.” Feelings of loneliness and isolation were increasing
Subsidies Ending For Oil & LPG Boilers: “A complete rethink is required” Says Orkney Councillor
“While we want to see a transition from oil and LPG to other forms of heating this cannot happen overnight or without consultation, as seems to have happened here. |”
Report Recommends Policies Reflect The Distinctive Needs of Islands
“Any recommendations or polices should recognise that life is considerably different in each island group and that different age groups, too, have distinct experiences of island life.”
Orkney: 120% Renewables Energy Production & The Highest Rates of Fuel Poverty
Orkney produces 120% of its energy needs through renewables. It is also a major international testing site for new developments particularly in marine renewables.