£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

ALBA will always stand up

For the people of Scotland, and we will always stand up for Independence. This week I secured a debate in the House of Commons which shone a light on the latest example of Scotland’s massive energy resources, in this case offshore wind, being cabled south, but with Scotland getting very little in return.  No financial… Continue reading ALBA will always stand up

ALBA Conference 2022 Leaders’ Speeches

Leading the Conference and the debate on Scottish Independence. Alex Salmond’s closing speech with preamble by Kenny MacAskill. Some of the points raised by Alex in his speech:Why we need a focused election campaign across all parties.Why EFTA is good for Scotland.Why Scottish energy needs to be held in Scottish hands, and benefit the People… Continue reading ALBA Conference 2022 Leaders’ Speeches

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?

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?