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Investing in communuity solar

Gavin Corbett hails the next phase of community solar power in the Capital.


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Trialling Universal Basic Income

Over the last two years Green councillors Gavin Corbett and Allan Young have been part of a 4-council partnership looking at how Universal Basic Income might work in Scotland. With the final draft report published today, they argue for Scotland to take the next step.


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Coronavirus crisis: time for Basic Income in Scotland?

Green councillor Gavin Corbett argues that Scotland is uniquely well-prepared to deliver a Citizens Basic Income scheme to respond to and chart a way out of the coronavirus crisis.


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Budget choices

Edinburgh still faces stark budget choices for its future says Gavin Corbett.


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Edinburgh Monopoly: the council, hotels and the EICC

Gavin Corbett explains why Green councillors were the sole opponents of a decision by the council to take a 25 year lease of a 365-bed hotel at Haymarket on behalf of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.  The text below is a modified version of his speech at Finance Committee on 5 March 2020.


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An Edinburgh budget for the climate emergency

Edinburgh needs to back ambitious climate targets with a climate emergency budget, argues Gavin Corbett.


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Tactical voting

The 2019 general election should put to bed fruitless arguments about “vote-splitting” says Gavin Corbett.


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Getting rid of LOBO loans

Edinburgh has joined a number of councils in England in saying no to controversial “LOBO” loans. Gavin Corbett explains.


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Of Archimedes Screws

An exciting new renewable energy project at Edinburgh’s Saughton Park nods to the past and signposts the future, says Gavin Corbett


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A sporting chance for all

Gavin Corbett welcomes commitment to improve the condition of sports pitches in the capital but argues that more needs done to increase pitch availability and address costs.