The UK Government fears that EU plans to shake up offshore safety rules will increase the risk of a major North Sea "disaster".
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to deliver a "good" tax regime for the North Sea oil and gas industry.
New Energy Secretary Ed Davey has been told his first job should be to get a grip of oil and gas industry policy and avoid any more "shocks".
THE UK Government has "serious concerns" about the impact of European Union plans to seize regulatory control of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
OFFSHORE workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry will be praised today for powering Britain's economy and keeping the lights on.
NEW shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has vowed to listen to the concerns of the North Sea oil and gas industry - as she branded the UK Government's handling of its tax raid as worrying.
BRITAIN has been urged to "significantly increase" gas storage capacity - or risk the whole country's energy security.
ENERGY industry companies in the north and north-east have been urged to cash in on the "rich opportunities" offered by Brazil's rapidly growing economy.
Defence chiefs have held detailed talks with business leaders in Moray over plans to sell off parts of RAF Kinloss to the private sector.
New exhibits at a famous art museum could soon be going on permanent display across the length and breadth of the countryside.
Prime Minister David Cameron was accused of disrespecting the views of most Scots yesterday after he dismissed as "stupid" a question on devolution of North Sea oil revenues.
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has confirmed that a full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal after a probe is held into the worst oil spill in the North Sea for more than a decade.
PLANS have been tabled for a £200million windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen which could help turn the north-east into a global leader in the renewable energy industry.
A LABOUR leadership contender has warned Aberdeen risks missing out on a green energy windfall unless the UK Government ends the "uncertainty" hanging over the industry.
David Cameron pledged yesterday to deliver "stability" to the offshore industry if he is elected prime minister next month.
Aberdeen could become a global leader in the £3trillion green energy revolution that is under way, a UK Government minister has said.
A £140million civic square proposed for Aberdeen city centre could fast-track the north-east's drive to become a world leader in the development of renewable energy technology.
First Minister Alex Salmond hailed a new green energy revolution yesterday, claiming it would create 20,000 jobs and boost Scotland's struggling economy.