The second report from Scotland’s Just Transition Commission (JTC) presses the importance of workforce planning, transmission reform and an energy roadmap, as a “perfect storm” threatens progress.
Just Transition Fund
Climate change is already being felt here in Scotland.
The Scottish Government is looking to back projects that will create jobs and address societal inequalities when the first portion of its £500m Just Transition Fund opens next week.
The Scottish Government’s just transition and employment minister has said the first portion of the £500 million Just Transition Fund aimed at the north east will be opened shortly.
A survey led by an SNP politician has found just one in 10 workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry say they have enough opportunities to switch to renewables.
Scottish Government ministers have been challenged to set out how they will spend a £500 million energy transition fund to help the north-east shift from fossil fuels.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed Green MSPs will join her government in a “historic” political deal including a £500m energy transition fund.
With just hours until the Chancellor’s Budget, the RMT Union has called for creation of a £220million annual “Just Transition Fund” for offshore workers.