MSPs were given the example of an electrical technician in oil and gas earning around £20,000 more compared to the same role in offshore wind.
Holyrood wants to hear directly from oil and gas workers in the north-east as it assesses how best to manage the difficult shift from fossil fuel to renewable energy.
Cutting support for the oil and gas industry too soon risks "plunging people into poverty", Scotland's former finance secretary, Kate Forbes, has said.
Just a few weeks ago, the UK’s Energy Transitions Commission stated: “Rapidly scaling sustainable, diversified, and resilient clean energy supply chains is key to achieving net-zero targets on-time and at as low a cost as possible”.
The Climate Change Committee finds that most workers will see no major impact from the UK’s drive for net zero, but “targeted intervention” is needed in Scotland and Wales.
The study states that the promised boom in offshore wind and renewables cannot be modelled “in the broken image of the oil industry.”
A new report has warned of the potential damage to the north-east of prematurely winding down Scotland’s oil and gas industry.
Most Scots want the government to avoid a rush to wind down oil and gas production, according to a poll which puts North Sea jobs at the centre of the SNP leadership debate.
Exiting skills body boss delivers warning but also hails ‘really positive signs’ for north-east energy transition
The skills required for a successful North Sea energy transition are available but in very short supply, an industry expert has warned.
Scotland’s First Minister has accused critics of her government’s controversial energy strategy of not engaging with the plan properly.
SNP and Tory politicians clashed in Holyrood on Thursday over bullish predictions of the number of jobs in renewables as part of Scotland's future energy workforce.
Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has produced a new documentary aiming to shine a light on UK workers tackling the energy transition.
A trade union chief has cast doubt on the Scottish Government’s ability to orchestrate an orderly shift away from oil and gas.
North Sea workers have had their say on Holyrood’s plan for accelerating the decline of the oil and gas industry.
Politicians, analysts and workers have now all had some time to digest the Scottish Government’s ‘energy strategy and just transition plan’.
When asked to put together my reflections of the year gone and predictions for the year to come, I felt depressed. The line, “you couldn’t make this up” was foremost in my mind - no festive cheer I’m afraid, it is a depressing picture.
As we enter a new year, the need to move at pace towards a more integrated energy system and workforce is of huge importance if we are to turn the ambition of decarbonisation and the green economy into a reality.
Job losses in the north-east energy sector predicted to be ‘minimal’ as demand for ‘green’ skills grows
Job losses in the north-east energy sector are predicted to be “minimal” as demand for “green” skills grows, according to new findings from PwC.
A major Scottish Government summit in Aberdeen has been deemed a success, with trade unions arguing doubt has been cleared on the creation of a skills passport for oil and gas workers.
New analysis finds that that Aberdeen city and shire could support 33,800 “clean” jobs in key transition sectors within ten years, but urges government to support policies that will benefit local communities and workers.
‘Access to labour’ a huge concern for Scotland’s energy secretary ahead of ‘emergency’ skills summit
Scotland’s net zero and energy secretary is fearful the offshore wind sector won’t have enough workers to deliver projects.
The offshore wind industry has been warned not to see Scotland as simply a “production base for renewable energy”.
A resurgent oil and gas industry is driving an “extremely competitive” recruitment market while jobs in the renewable and digital sectors grow but at a slower pace.
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.
A change in Scotland’s income tax take could be on the cards as workers move between subsectors and between industries in the coming years.