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The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #12

Episode 12 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast         You can download…

The Future of Low Carbon Heat For Off-Gas Buildings

A follow-up of Common Weal’s policy paper, Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free, this consultation response distills the conclusions of that report and has submitted them to the Scottish Government as part of their Call for Evidence into methods of decarbonising Scotland’s heating networks and services with particular focus on housing which is not connected to the mains gas […]

Carbon-free, Poverty-free

Common Weal’s Energy Working Group has published their latest paper on improving Scotland’s energy strategy. Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free looks at the challenge of reducing carbon emissions in Scotland’s rural areas.The paper can be downloaded here.The need for Scotland to decarbonise its energy network – across electricity, heat and transport – is becoming increasingly urgent in the […]

The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #11

Episode 11 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download this episode directly here.…

Post Legislative Scrutiny – Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Submission from Common Weal

Common Weal has responded to the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee’s call for views on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.You can read the full response to the call for views here.Common Weal has been a consistent force arguing for greater transparency in government such as with our work which led to the […]

The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #10

Episode 10 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download this episode directly here.…

The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #9

Episode 9 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download this episode directly here.…

Just Warmth

Common Weal’s Energy Policy Working Group releases its latest policy paper today. Authors Dr Keith Baker and Dr Ron Mould have made the case for Scotland to reform the way that heat is produced and delivered in Scotland through a network of District Heating Systems (DHS).The paper can be downloaded here.These networks essentially view the […]

Submission on the Scottish National Investment Bank

In May 2019, the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee asked for expert submissions on the ongoing work to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank.Common Weal, as initiators of the policy, were invited to present our views on the progress being made by the various stakeholders towards the launch of the bank and […]

The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #8

Episode 8 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download this episode directly here.…

The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #7

Episode 7 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast. You can download this episode directly here.…

An Investment-Led Economic Development Framework For An Independent Scotland

The economy should serve society, not the other way around and the success of an economy should not be measured merely in terms of its size or its rate of growth.Instead, the report lays down a series of eleven social impacts which, report argues, make for better indicators of the health of a nation’s economy […]
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