"Award winning author”
Struan is a keen believer in working with all agencies to protect the environment.
As a former President of the European Parliament's Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup (the largest intergroup in the Parliament with over 150 MEP members), Struan frequently addressed international conferences on bio-diversity, marine conservation and climate change. Continuing this legacy following his retirement from the European Parliament, Struan is now a director of the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), a leading environmental NGO headquartered in Brussels.
Struan’s interest in the protection of peat bogs is well documented, as is his interest in and objectivity about pesticide reform.
In a bid to reduce carbon emissions, Struan has voiced support for the introduction of carbon cards with individuals becoming environmental stakeholders. He also supports the use of hydrogen as an effective means of providing zero-emissions energy.
Struan is a supporter of Genetically Modified foods believing they play a key role in solving hunger problems in developing countries as global food production is declining as climate change takes hold.
The energy crisis is one of the most pressing and significant problems the world has to face. With limited resources of fossil fuels left, and the additional political and environmental issues that surround their use, it is clear that life on earth cannot continue as it is without the development of alternative sources of power. In Britain, many are wary of expanding the nuclear energy programme. The Scottish Government’s obsession with gigantic industrial wind turbines, which have ravaged great tracts of Scotland’s pristine landscape and have added to carbon pollution by de-forestation and digging up ancient peatlands, are counterproductive. Struan has devoted much of his time to exposing Scotland's green energy myth.
The truth is that wind turbines violate the principle of fairness by transferring vast amounts of money from the poor to the rich. They despoil our unique landscape and environment; they risk plunging the nation into a devastating energy crisis and through noise, the flicker-effect and vibration, they abuse the health and welfare of people and animals that have to live near them. They are visual monstrosities that produce only a trickle of electricity at vast cost to the consumer and they do not significantly reduce CO2emissions.
Struan’s best-selling book ‘SO MUCH WIND – The Myth of Green Energy’ charts his arguments against the SNP’s obsession with wind and favours a future based on the exploitation of hydrogen.