The Labour Party calls it ‘responsible capitalism.’ Activists are demanding a different world for the 99%. Economists are calling for a ‘new economy.' These are just some of the phrases being used to talk about what is needed to create a new world order - one that respects human and natural capital.
Scotland’s commitment to renewable energy received high praise from the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week at the Rio+20 Earth Summit - and Scotland’s local communities now have a huge role to play in helping to deliver the country's goals on renewable energy.
A critical part of Scotland’s leadership will be its ability to support community-owned renewable energy.
The sun shone for the 13th All-Energy conference in Aberdeen – billed as Europe’s largest renewable energy conference. It shone on the electric cars, the colossal wind turbine blades, the solar heating systems and the array of other renewable energy technologies on display in the car park. This was only a taste of what was to come.