S4M-04612: A Practical Commitment to Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transport

That the Parliament welcomes what it understands is a commitment by Stagecoach to reduce the CO2 emissions of its entire east of Scotland bus fleet by adopting the B30 fuel system, which uses a blend of 30% biofuel and 70% standard diesel; understands that this will affect 530 vehicles across Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perthshire that use a blend of 5% biofuel and 95% diesel; believes that the B30 system will be introduced in partnership with the Motherwell-based company Argent Energy, which manufactures biofuel from waste products, and considers that this will be a positive step toward reaching what it considers to be the Scottish Government’s ambitious target for the sustainable reduction of the country’s carbon footprint.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, David Torrance, John Mason, Brian Adam, Richard Lyle, Colin Beattie, Maureen Watt, Dave Thompson, Gil Paterson, Kevin Stewart, Colin Keir, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 30/10/2012

£2.5 Million Loan Funding for Small Businesses

Funding of £2.5 million has been announced to help small businesses install renewable technologies, in a move welcomed by Dunfermline SNP MSP Bill Walker. Read more of this post