Switching off the lights for WWF’s Earth Hour

WWF Earth HourBill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, is lending his support to WWF’s Earth Hour on 23 March by switching off the lights and celebrating the power of the planet.

As lights are being switched off across the world, WWF is encouraging people to think about the kind of energy we use and where it comes from.  By celebrating the power of our planet through renewable resources such as hydro, wave and solar, many MSPs are pledging their support for clean, renewable energy as part of our efforts to tackle climate change.

Mr Walker is urging constituents, local businesses and organisations to join them, and thousands of others across Scotland, by “switching off” at 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March to show support for action against the impacts of climate change on people and wildlife. Read more of this post

Hydro-electric Schemes in Fife

The Scottish Government’s target of producing all of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020 is ambitious but it can be met — and for the sake of future generations, I believe it must be. Read more of this post

Question S4W-06446: Hydroelectric Schemes

Bill Walker: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives are in place to encourage the implementation of run-of-river hydroelectric schemes in West Fife and the rest of the country.

Date Lodged: 26/03/2012 Read more of this post

Dunfermline MSP Welcomes Hydro-electric Schemes

Reports of an increase in Scottish estate owners applying to build small hydro-electric schemes on local burns have been welcomed by Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker. Read more of this post

Excellent Renewable Energy News

Proposals for a brand new hydro-electric scheme with pumped water storage, at Loch Lochy, north of Fort William, should be welcomed across Scotland. Such a scheme would reduce any arguments in favour of building further wind farms, including in Fife. Read more of this post