Scottish business leaders have joined forces with billionaire Sir Ian Wood to demand the North-east is made the centre of plans to decarbonise the UK energy system.
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Fifteen digital technology companies have begun a 12 month programme working with major players from across the energy industry to drive culture change in one of the UK’s largest industrial sectors.
A major development to shift the economy away from reliance on oil and gas is being given £26 million by the Scottish Government.
A group of Aberdeen-based technology companies are nearing completion of a programme designed to boost the growth potential of the region’s digital economy.
Sir Ian Wood has said he is confident the UK Government will not cave into pressure over continued oil and gas production in the North Sea.
There is still time to sign up for a prestigious online event shining a spotlight on green recovery and the energy transition.
Industry chiefs welcomed the North Sea Transition Deal last night and vowed to work with government to deliver a “homegrown” leap to net zero.
An Aberdeen farmer claims he has been “left in the dark” over plans to create a multi-million pound Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) on the site of one of Scotland’s largest rare and endangered animal farms.
Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE) and The Wood Foundation, will headline the Opening Plenary at the Virtual Energy Exports Conference (vEEC Week) on Monday 28 September.
Barclays Eagle Labs partners with Opportunity North East and CodeBase to launch EnergyTech initiative
Barclays Eagle Labs, in partnership with Opportunity North East (ONE), a private sector group delivering transformational projects in the north east of Scotland, and CodeBase, the UK’s largest technology incubator, is launching an EnergyTech initiative to accelerate innovation in the UK Energy sector.
More than US$500bn worth of project opportunities will be presented by key major project decision makers from around the globe at the Virtual Energy Exports Conference on Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October (vEEC Week).
A £62million Scottish Government support package has been unveiled to help oil and gas firms make a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
Industry chiefs said the Scottish Government’s £62 million cash pledge to the energy sector was a nod to the “tremendous scale and potential” of subsea engineering and technology.
Sir Ian Wood, chair of economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE), comments on the Energy Transition Fund announcement from the Scottish Government.
Oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood has urged the public and private sectors to work collectively and quickly to ensure “meaningful progress” is made while responding to the climate change emergency.
Real headway is being made with establishing the UK’s proposed global underwater engineering hub, most likely next year but subject to adequate and significant funding being secured, including from the public purse.
Construction and supply boats in the North Sea helped to increase vessel numbers at Aberdeen Harbour last year.
North-east oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood says Aberdeen could be the energy capital of the world – but only if political leaders show more commitment to making it happen.
An expert in high-tech control and data systems on Formula One racing cars will join digital economy minister Kate Forbes and other invited guests to celebrate the official opening of The Data Lab’s new innovation centre in Aberdeen later today.
Aberdeen’s entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to diversify the north-east economy has encouraged Barclays to open its second Scottish Eagle Lab.
A £100,000 study has been launched to develop commercial supply of hydrogen power and fuel cell technologies in Aberdeen.
UK oil chiefs believe their “vision” for the future can play a crucial role in tackling one of the biggest challenges ever faced – the energy transition.
A group of Scotland-based economic development enterprises have vowed to play a major role in the energy transition.
The north-east's supply chain is well placed to support major wind farm development projects off Scotland's east coast, Sir Ian Wood said.