MPs from across the political spectrum yesterday urged the UK Government to make progress on a vital deal to sustain the North Sea energy industry.
The Offshore Wind Sector Deal between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry aims to keep the UK’s global lead by hitting the 30GW capacity mark by 2030 and supplying 30% of the UK’s electricity needs.
A key player behind the oil and gas sector deal yesterday called for more “urgency” in implementing the proposals.
An “ambitious” oil and gas sector deal will be crucial to protect the north-east’s status as a global energy powerhouse, a new report said.
SNP deputy Westminster leader Kirsty Blackman has warned against an "absolute nightmare" no-deal Brexit scenario ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget.
No sector deal also means no delivery of Vision 2035, a former North Sea chief will warn today in evidence to the Scottish affairs committee at Westminster.
Later today, with my colleagues Neil Gordon, Subsea UK Chief Executive and Stuart Payne, Director of HR and Supply Chain at the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), I’ll provide evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee in Westminster on a proposed sector deal.
The UK’s energy secretary said yesterday that he felt “very positively” about the oil and gas industry’s bid for a sector deal.
North Sea industry needs more “transparency” on the delivery of a multi-billion pound sector deal before it can make greater strides to secure its future, oil chiefs said.
A Labour frontbencher has called for action on a multibillion pound oil and gas sector deal – and confirmed the party would order an “urgent review” of North Sea taxes if it takes power.
A proposed £1 trillion sector deal for the offshore oil and gas industry would involve the creation of three new centres of excellence.
Ørsted's UK country manager and co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council, Benj Sykes, said that the Sector Deal for UK offshore wind will more than triple renewables jobs.
The UK Government is "open" to the prospect of agreeing a £1trillion sector deal with the oil and gas industry, according to a Cabinet member.
Ruth Davidson has signalled that the North Sea oil and gas industry could be close to securing a £1trillion boost from the UK Government.