£8 Billion to the UK Treasury

In only 9 months – And Counting. “The Treasury has banked a bumper £8billion windfall from the North Sea in just nine months, according to new research. “Figures published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce today reveal that offshore operators and licensees have been paying an average of £45.6million in tax per day during… Continue reading £8 Billion to the UK Treasury

The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Since Quarteng’s disastrous Budget the international financial markets have been judging the UK’s credit rating using the “Moron Risk Premium”. The credit rating determines how much it costs to borrow money on the international exchanges. Contrary to the impression give by the Better Together bunch, the UK runs a continuous financial deficit – it’s always… Continue reading The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Hydrogen – part of Scotland’s future?

Hydrogen can be made by passing electricity through water – an ideal use for extra electricity produced from windfarms. Spanish companies can sign deals to sell Hydrogen as fuel – why can’t Scottish companies? Scotland’s windfarms are regularly asked to shut down turbines because the UK doesn’t ‘need’ their power due to the crazy ‘market‘… Continue reading Hydrogen – part of Scotland’s future?

Ferries – some home truths leak out

Why is there no real scrutiny of what’s been going on? The Scottish Government’s processes and oversight for commissioning new ferries has been brought into serious question by the revelations liniked to below. Alex Salmond’s government always tried to show that a Scottish Government could be more competent, more focused, more relevant to Scottish issues… Continue reading Ferries – some home truths leak out

Why is energy pricing set up to hurt consumers?

Scotland is paying for England’s electricity due to this unfair, rigged system. Scotland generates up to 106% of its power through wind alone –and the price of wind has not increased over this past year! Nevertheless, Scots are paying to subsidise England’s system… This deeply researched article show how the pricing system is rigged to… Continue reading Why is energy pricing set up to hurt consumers?