Scotland will struggle to reach its net zero carbon targets unless Holyrood takes a swift and stronger grip on planning policy surrounding the deployment of taller turbine models, as well as a permissive approach to repowering of first-generation onshore windfarms with the latest technology.
A Scottish trade union boss has accused Holyrood of “surrendering” in its fight to win local renewables jobs from big North Sea offshore wind projects.
The starting gun has been fired for investors and developers seeking new offshore wind opportunities in Scottish waters with the launch of the ScotWind Leasing programme.
The debate on how best UK businesses can safely return to work is gathering pace - and volume - with employers now carefully picking through the various advice, regulations and laws put in place by Westminster and Holyrood to counter the impact of Covid-19.
North-east energy sector chiefs largely welcomed an extension of the UK Government furlough scheme, but cautioned it may do little to roll back the tide of oil and gas redundancies.
The global oil industry is facing its biggest crisis in peacetime in 100 years, as the toxic combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and oversupply drive prices to record lows.
Employment lawyers have criticised a lack of clarity in the government’s coronavirus jobs retention scheme, highlighting it is unlikely to prevent “difficult decisions” for the oil and gas sector.
The furlough scheme is certainly helpful to energy sector employers and employees but there are some grey areas which mean businesses and individuals may not benefit as was intended.
North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.
A compelling line-up of speakers has been confirmed for an event aiming to put issues surrounding diversity and inclusion centre stage in the oil and gas sector.
A prominent petro-economist has labelled the Labour Party’s plans to impose an £11 billion “windfall tax” on the oil and gas industry “misguided”.
The oil and gas sector has long been one of the most technically ingenious industries.
The energy sector gender pay gap (GPG) remained relatively high last year thanks in part to the traditionally male-dominated oil and gas sector – but the changing nature of employment could offer the chance to change that.
In Aberdeen this week more than 36,000 global oil and gas professionals have gathered to debate, lecture, promote and celebrate the achievements of the energy industry at the biennial SPE Offshore Europe conference and exhibition.
The co-founder of a multi-million pound chocolate enterprise will spotlight issues around diversity and inclusion at Offshore Europe.
International law firm Pinsent Masons said yesterday it notched up turnover growth of 7% to £482 million during its 2018-19 trading year.
A fundamental shake up of the tax rules applying to contractors has the potential to cause increased costs and risks to the oil and gas industry.
A top lawyer has urged the oil industry to be mindful of the fallout from Shell’s Brent Spar project when considering decommissioning.
A Subsea UK event in Aberdeen next week is aimed at helping companies finance their growth ambitions.
It may have been billed as the big 50th anniversary last year but in all honesty the Offshore Technology Conference was celebrating a little early.
Oil and gas technology law specialist and head of corporate for Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen, Martin Ewan, could be described as a veteran of OTC in Houston.
The gender pay gap in the energy sector has been attributed in some part to ongoing recruitment problems in the industry, but Erica Kinmond, an employment law and diversity & inclusion specialist, and vice chair of Aberdeen’s Axis Network which promotes equal gender balance in the energy sector, says organisations should also look within to address the issue.
An energy employment expert has been headhunted from a rival company by global law firm Pinsent Masons.
Major oil and gas firms are "anticipated" to undertake a large-scale shift into the renewables marketplace, according to a new report by Pinsent Masons.
A top deal-maker for North Sea firms has called for an end to commercial behaviours which are “extremely damaging” for the industry.