Aberdeen MP Callum McCaig has called on the UK Government to rethink its plans to end a renewables subsidy scheme a year early after it suffered a defeat in the Lords. Labour put forward an amendment to the Energy bill, deleting the policy to close the Renewables Obligation to onshore windfarms from next April, which was carried by 242 votes to 190. Energy minister Lord Bourne warned peers to “move carefully”, but his opposite number Baroness Worthington said early closure would save no more than 30p per household each year.
A UK Government minister has highlighted the "vital" need to maximise the North Sea's economic recovery to protect Britain's ongoing energy security. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom said continued exploration and investment in the oil and gas sector would be crucial. She was asked about the package of measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his March Budget during the Commons energy and climate change committee meeting yesterday.
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd failed to address the plight of the offshore industry in her main speech to the Tory party conference.
Fewer than half of MPs believe the UK Government should keep looking for ways to boost the oil and gas industry and protect North Sea jobs, a survey has found.
More than 100 workers have been airlifted from a North Sea oil platform after diesel was found in the fresh water system.
Workers were sent home deliberately from a North Sea oil platform to get round concerns about "overcrowded" living arrangements, a health-and-safety inspector claimed yesterday.
TENS of thousands of people from around the world will descend on the Granite City today for the Offshore Europe oil show.
The UK division of French energy giant Total has been told to shape up after it failed to adequately protect employees on one of its North Sea platforms from exposure to harmful substances.
NEARLY two-thirds of Scots are interested in switching to renewable energy - but consider cost a major barrier.