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  • Started 1 month ago by Morningsider
  • Latest reply from Frenchy

  1. Morningsider
    Member

    Scottish greenhouse gas emission statistics for 2015 are now out. For the first time ever, transport is the largest source of emissions - replacing energy supply. Transport emissions increased by 0.4% from 2014 and are effectively unchanged since 1990. The increase is identified as "... mainly due to an increase in emissions from road transport, in particular passenger cars, light trucks, and lorries/buses."

    Details: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00520839.pdf

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Yes but if people can't drive to work what will happen to house prices in Bridge of Allan?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. gibbo
    Member

    The Scottish government should respond to this by greatly increasing the % of the transport budget allocated to active travel.

    Maybe a 10% increase... from 1.8% to 2%.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. Ed1
    Member

    Gas being global parts of what included may be arbitrary if produced in Scotland or elsewhere it should be the pollution created by goods and services consumed in Scotland.
    As gas is a global issue if for example Scotland built trucks radios tvs for domestic use 20 years ago but now imports them the same gas produced the same damage. If Scotland used to produce other countries gas for goods exported and now produced elsewhere same principle would also apply globally. The manufacturing and part of the energy fall may result from exporting production importing goods so would expect in de industrialisation these gas to fall relative to transport which cant be exported in the same way.

    As many goods produced in china by coal power It may be these figures show Scotland producing bigger improvements that has actually occurred, if consider Scotland’s global foot print moving production from one area to another is arbitrary for total gas produced if Scotland imported power and had everything run on electric could reduce further still-)

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. Morningsider
    Member

    Ed1 - I can't claim to understand how emissions are calculated. If this sort of thing is of interest, then you might want to look at the committee on climate change's "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions" report:

    https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Quantifying-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Committee-on-Climate-Change-April-2017.pdf

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

  7. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I see the SNP have announced their new Westminster spokespersons. Interesting choice for transport and infrastructure;

    Spokesperson on Transport, Infrastructure and Energy

    Alan Brown

    Anyone know if he's any good?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. HankChief
    Member

    IWRATS - That name seems familiar... what did he used to do?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    I think he's best known as the MP whose accent is so thick that he has to provide transcripts of his speeches for Hansard.

    I am sure that Alan Brown would be a fantastic spokesperson on Transport, Infrastructure and Energy, anyway.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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