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.
A further 150 free places on an offshore safety and technical training programme have been made available to people in the north-east after the first was “overwhelmed” by over a thousand applicants.
A promised plan to help Scotland shift away from North Sea oil and gas is being delayed until after the local government elections.
A steady stream of projects will be needed to support the skills and talent needed to deliver the energy transition, a panel of industry experts heard.
Scotland’s net zero and energy secretary has issued a clear reminder to the offshore wind industry that supply chain pledges are more than simply “indications”.
There is less than a month to go until the results of the hotly contested ScotWind leasing round are expected.
The transition away from oil and gas “must not throw thousands of north-east jobs under the bus”, a Scottish Parliament debate has heard.
South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has spoken in defence of Shell’s ongoing seismic plans as local protests continue.
Scotland is seeing the highest demand for “green jobs” than any other part of the UK according to new findings from PwC.
“If we were to say from one day to the other that we close down production… I believe that would put a stop to an industrial transition that is needed to succeed in the momentum towards net zero. So we are about to develop and transit, not close down”.