Blight: at what price?

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary defines blight as “a thing that spoils or damages something” and I can’t help feeling that this is exactly what Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) wants to do to the beautiful Galloway scenery with their proposal to install a 400kV ‘supergrid’ overhead network throughout the region. So by definition they wish to blight … More Blight: at what price?

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The Aarhus Convention: why begin communicating when all options are open?

Reflecting on Article 6, Clause 4 of the Convention today I began to think about the motives of the people who drafted the Aarhus Convention back in 1998 that caused them to include the words, “when all options are open” in the clause – which reads in full, “Each party shall provide for early public participation, when all options are open and … More The Aarhus Convention: why begin communicating when all options are open?