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Good practice review of community benefits from offshore renewables


Community benefits offer the opportunity for Scottish communities to share in the financial value of their local energy resources. But who should benefit, and how should these communities benefit?

This report explores the various methods that have been used in the UK and abroad to distribute benefits from offshore energy developments.
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Commercial energy schemes and community investment

Community investment in commercial energy projects has the potential for far-reaching and positive impacts.

This report presents an analysis of the factors which support and limit the ability of communities to invest in commercial renewable energy schemes, and makes recommendations for action based on domestic and international evidence.
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What will a low carbon life look like in 2030?

Many technological and infrastructure changes will impact how we live, work and play by 2030.

This set of new narratives for a low carbon life is well-evidenced and will help communicate with and engage people across Scotland
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CCC meeting at ECCI

The Committee on Climate Change held their first meeting outside London at the ECCI in January. A range of Scottish stakeholders gave evidence to the meeting, which was open to the public.
Read the CCC blog about the meeting

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Bioenergy in the UK
L
ecture by Patricia Thornley,
Director the UK Research Council's Supergen Bioenergy hub, 25 February 2015 at ECCI
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The Changing Power Market
The seventh Power Scotland Conference will be held on 25 March 2015 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Glasgow
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More info

EIE15 - Engage, Invest, Exploit
A call for applications to exhibit at Scotland's number one technology investor showcase is now open. The Even will take place on 14 May 2015
More info


European Climate Change Adaptation  2015
The second ECCA conference will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015
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Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer


 


Adaptation indicators presented at flood risk conference
ClimateXChange's framework for developing indicators of climate change adaptation was presented to Scotland's Flood Risk Management Conference in Edinburgh 3-4 February.

The annual conference, organised by Sniffer, looked at how to achieve multiple benefits from flood risk management in relation to both climate change and wider economic, environmental and social objectives.
Read more about the conference

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ClimateXChange asked
to re-tender

The current directors and secretariat for ClimateXChange have been asked to submit a tender for running the centre from 2016-21.
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The Right Stuff? Informing Adaptation to Climate Change in British Local Government
A report on measuring progress in adaptation by local authorities from the Sustainability Research Institute
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Public perceptions of climate change in Britain following the winter 2013/2014 flooding
A report by the Understanding Risk Research Group, Cardiff University
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NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record
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Keep up to date with the latest discussions in the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on Parliament TV

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A consultation on the content, new policies and proposed actions in the draft Low Emission Strategy for Scotland is open until 10 April 2015.
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A consultation on the ISLES Spatial Plan 2015 and Sustainability Appraisal is open until 13 April 2015
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