Recently, there was a kerfuffle in the Better Together / Yes Scotland camps about would prices rise at Tesco in the event of Scottish independence. Better Together had published a leaflet saying they would: Tesco’s bounced in to say prices would stay the same: Yes Scotland publicised this triumphantly.
How do prices stay cheap in the big supermarkets while maximising their profits?
I was reminded by the Friends of the Earth Scotland (FOES) that the Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 consultation was still open (deadline 16th September). Here were my replies:
What do you think are the three most important priority actions needed for the sustainable development of Edinburgh?
My replies were:
- Transport – e.g. pedestrian and cycle paths; low carbon public transport
- Food/consumer products – e.g. local products; reduce food miles
- Renewable energy – e.g. invest in renewable technologies: wind and solar power; biomass