Online resources

These websites have more information about ownership of energy industries and how Scotland is addressing the challenge of climate change.

Energy industry ownership

On Behalf of the People

This project examines the economic, political and social history of the nationalised British coal industry (1947–1994).

The researchers, Professor Keith Gildart, Professor Andy Perchard, Dr. Ben Curtis and Dr Grace Millar have undertaken extensive archival research and undertaken over 100 oral history interviews. Through a study of eight collieries located in England, Scotland, and Wales, the project explores the rich and complex history of coal, mining communities, the lives of those who worked in the industry and their families.

Based at the University of Wolverhampton and Northumbria University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy is a growing global network of unions and close allies working to advance democratic control and social ownership of energy, in ways that promote solutions to the climate crisis, address energy poverty, resist the degradation of both land and people, and respond to the attacks on workers' rights and protections.

Established in late 2012, TUED has grown to span dozens of trade unions, labour federations and social movement and policy allies from countries around the world, both North and South.

Scotland and carbon 

Net Zero Nation

About the Scottish Government target to reach net zero emissions by 2045 and the actions required to get to achieve that objective. Includes advice and resources for individuals, organisation and businesses.

Scottish Government Climate Change 

All policies and plans by the Scottish Government to address the challenge of climate change.

Carbon Literacy Scotland 

Project providing knowledge and skills around the climate crisis focused on what communities, businesses and organisations can do in the transition to a low carbon Scotland. 

Ownership and attribution 

In making this website, ownership rights have been cleared for useage where possible but this has not been possible in all cases. If you have any questions regarding ownership or attribution please contact Dr Ewan Gibbs.