Business leaders reacted after we revealed Aberdeen-based bid had won backing with tax-breaks.
Sir Ian Wood
The industry expert is urging Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to visit Aberdeen to meet business leaders as an 'immediate priority'.
Read the documents, delivered today to council planners, members and communities, in full here.
In a wide-ranging interview ahead of the Energy Exports Conference, Sir Ian also pressed for faster pace on the development of carbon capture and storage, including the Acorn project.
The newly elected first minister, Humza Yousaf, chose to make his second official visit as head of the Scottish Government to view the transformational South Harbour development in Aberdeen.
Westminster is being pressed to confirm a portion of its carbon capture and storage (CCS) cash will go to Aberdeenshire’s Acorn project.
The North East Scotland Green Freeport (NESGF) consortium has said it is “bitterly disappointed” that it failed in its bid to win special tax and regulation status in Aberdeen and Peterhead.
The former oil and gas business giant says the windfall tax "must be revisited as a priority".
Campaigner backlash as Aberdeen Council told to earmark St Fittick’s Park for Energy Transition Zone
Campaigners working to maintain a treasured Aberdeen green space say they feel “physically sick” as industrial development is rubber-stamped.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there should be another windfall tax on the North Sea, and other firms making similar profits.
A vast majority of Scots say they are in favour of the UK producing its own oil and gas rather than relying upon imports from overseas, according to a poll published as the two who are competing to be elected the UK’s next Prime Minister come to Scotland.
Billionaire Sir Ian Wood has led a pledge of “unwavering support” for a bid to win green freeport status in the north east.
A £30 million investment by Opportunity North East (One) has secured a further £85m in partnership funding since 2016, it was announced last night.
Doubt has been cast on delivering the UK's largest offshore wind tower factory at Nigg in the Highlands next year after a key Spanish partner made its exit.
BP’s UK head of country has challenged industry and government to slash the time it takes to deliver low carbon projects.
Sir Ian Wood has said it is unlikely that the UK supply chain will take more than 20% of the major fabrication work in the early wave of ScotWind contracts.
Some of the richest people in Scotland, including Sir Ian Wood, have links to the north and north-east, The Sunday Times Rich List 2022 has revealed.
This year’s Courier Business Conference will focus on the energy transition with a host of top speakers.
ETZ Ltd, the not-for-profit brainchild of Sir Ian Wood, has launched a £100,000 grant to help firms in north-east Scotland prepare for the energy transition.
The first candidates have been selected for X-Academy, a new training initiative backed by Sir Ian Wood and BP.
A project pipeline of more than 50 years in offshore wind could be secured thanks to the ScotWind seabed auction, according to a northern port.
I read with wry amusement that some 58 of Aberdeen’s great and good have written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other political leaders asking for a “more reasoned debate” on the future of oil and gas.
Dozens of north-east business leaders have penned an open letter warning politicians against creating a “hostile investment environment” for the oil and gas sector.
Billionaire industrialist Sir Ian Wood has hit out at politicians who have failed to support the controversial Cambo oil and gas development, warning it will create an “adverse investment environment” with thousands of jobs on the line.
Billionaire industrialist Sir Ian Wood has said he is “more hopeful” about the prospects of a landmark project to capture, store and manage carbon in the north-east than he was when it was snubbed in a £1billion government funding programme a few weeks ago.