The Scottish Government should create a “skills guarantee” to help workers make the leap from oil and gas to low-carbon sectors, an independent group of experts has advised.
Just Transition Commission
At the start of last month, Scotland’s Just Transition Commission generated domestic headlines after criticising the Scottish Government’s handling of the BiFab crisis.
Politicians and industry lobbyists are calling for the UK Government to help save hundreds, if not thousands, of threatened North Sea jobs by urgently tackling a “cashflow conundrum”.
Fast-tracked North Sea decommissioning projects should be used as a “skills bridge” to get hundreds of oil workers over the current job-cuts crisis and into green energy roles, a new report said.
The coronavirus pandemic, together with a global collapse in oil price, has seen the offshore industry experience hugely turbulent times during the first half of 2020.
Rioting similar to the yellow vests protests in France could happen in Scotland if measures to cut emissions are not seen to be fair, ministers have been warned.