Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, believes the north-east oil and gas sector can be an essential asset to the changing face of energy in Scotland.
Launching 11 wind farms across Scotland, Irish firm ESB welcomed Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse to open their new Glasgow premises.
A north-east Conservative said the Scottish Government’s fracking ban means the country missing out on “what should have been the gold rush of this century” after it was backed by Holyrood.
With four Scottish parties out of five in favour, MSP’s overwhelmingly voted to endorse the ban by 91 to 28 after a two hour debate.
The recent announcement by the Scottish Government on fracking was no surprise. No amount of evidence-based material would have countered entrenched public opinion. Opinions formed through exposure to very poor media reporting and scaremongering.
A top Aberdeen petro-economist has warned that oil production increases in Scotland will not be sustainable for much longer.
There is no sought after 'magic' price tag for a barrel of oil, the Scottish energy minister has said.
The Scottish Government and a renewable energy technology centre will jointly put forward £920,000 for an offshore wind research programme.
Scotland’s green energy industry provides 58,500 full-time jobs, new figures have revealed.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin is to write to the Scottish Government over alleged discrimination against job hunting former oil and gas workers.
Unite is urging the Scottish Government to back Scottish Labour’s call for public investment in crucial North Sea assets at risk of being scrapped amid the oil downturn.
In recent years, Scotland has been building a reputation as world-leaders in renewable energy production. The Scottish Government’s adoption of policies to build clean, green energy technologies and infrastructure was a bold step, but the fact we are not only meeting our targets, but exceeding them, shows it was the right thing to do.
Scotland’s energy minister has said that Chrysaor’s deal for Shell assets proved the country’s oil and gas industry still had a bright future.
The Scottish Government has revealed its draft strategy for energy which sets out a vision for 2050 including up to £50million in funding for 13 projects across the country.
Scottish Government ministers will meet with bosses from the energy sector today to discuss the implications of Brexit.
Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has called for urgent talks with the UK Government following Theresa May’s decision to axe the Department of Energy and Climate Change at Whitehall.