Just a very brief post to say well done to Patrick Harvie for securing a vote in Holyrood against Hunterston coal power station – and to cross-party back-benchers for supporting him. Patrick writes about it himself, so I won’t repeat what he says.

But I will ask one question: with recent technological advances allowing access to vast new reserves of shale gas all over the world, and the very beginnings of politicians understanding how unacceptable coal is as a power source, are we at the beginning of the end for coal?

Let’s hope so – for people my age, it’s more important important for a comfortable retirement than is the pensions system…

Adam Ramsay

About Adam Ramsay

Adam is Co-Editor of Open Democracy UK and a green activist based in Edinburgh. He co-founded Bright Green in 2010.