• Public energy potential

    Public energy could generate up to £150million a year additional income for communities in North East Scotland

    Public energy potential

  • Research,  Campaign
    ACTIVE    2023 — Ongoing

    Public Energy

    Working with communities and local councils in the north east of Scotland public ownership of clean, affordable energy.

    Public Energy

  • Research
    2018 — 2022

    mPower Learn

    Municipalities and citizens can lead the way in fair, clean and democratic energy transitions across the world.

    mPower Learn

  • Research,  Campaign
    ACTIVE    2020 — Ongoing

    North Sea Just Transition

    We are building power toward a just energy transition in the UK North Sea and putting workers’ experience and expertise at its heart.

    North Sea Just Transition

  • Crude Britannia

    Oil and gas  has shaped our economy, our politics and our society for the best part of a century. More than that, it’s shaped the people we are, the way we think and the way we feel. If climate breakdown demands that we move beyond oil and gas, then how are we to reshape the…

    Crude Britannia

  • Of Oil & Water

    The Oil Machine in Torrington, North Devon Cathy Slaughter is explaining a little about XR North Devon as people slowly drift into the foyer of  The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington, North Devon. “There’s a good group of really active members and of course many more who are signed up on the Facebook page. We…

    Of Oil & Water

  • Strength in collective action

    The Oil Machine in Dumfries A sudden burst of clapping from a couple at the back of the café and a ripple of laughter through the audience. This is the first response of the evening and the humour is ironic. It is in response to comments from the panel about the challenge of getting to…

    Strength in collective action

  • Hospicing the Pipeline

    The Oil Machine in Hawick Julie and I talked long. And we talked of death. We talked of the passing of fathers, and husbands, and friends. An idea grew between us through that conversation in her flat. Later we shared it with those sitting in The Cornucopia Room, gathered to watch a screening of The…

    Hospicing the Pipeline

  • Gifts from the Sea

    The Oil Machine in Cromarty The Stagecoach bus judders and swerves as it takes the bend past Braehead and Davidston, past the fields of stubble and grazing sheep. The driver knows these empty roads on The Black Isle intimately and is eager to reach the journey’s end. Suddenly, over the crest of the hill, Cromarty…

    Gifts from the Sea

  • The Lie of the Land

    The Oil Machine in Inverness The words of Sir David King, head of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, haunt me. Speaking at the launch of The Oil Machine film, he explained his view on what has been taking place since 2019. “What we have experienced in the last three years is a series of extreme…

    The Lie of the Land