“The just transition commission has been running for years. The commission has consumed more buffets at lunch time than they have created jobs. The jobs in the Scottish energy transition are all being done halfway round the world.”
Kate Forbes firmed up her support for oil and gas in the north-east as she insisted profits should be used to set up a special Norway-style wealth fund.
The SNP has warned new energy minister Andrew Bowie to keep new nuclear power out of Scotland.
Most Scots want the government to avoid a rush to wind down oil and gas production, according to a poll which puts North Sea jobs at the centre of the SNP leadership debate.
SNP leadership contender Ash Regan says she would not support the rapid phase-out of North Sea oil and gas – at odds with her party’s stance.
North Sea workers have had their say on Holyrood’s plan for accelerating the decline of the oil and gas industry.
Allies of Stephen Flynn, the man hotly tipped to succeed Ian Blackford as the SNP’s leader in Westminster, have said he would challenge the First Minister’s ‘crazy’ opposition to drilling new North Sea oil and gas fields.
Nicola Sturgeon heralded a “milestone” in the debate over Scotland’s future as she unveiled a new economic blueprint for independence.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged £20 billion of investment, funded by the oil industry, if Scotland becomes independent.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy needs to “accelerate”.
The Scottish Government shouldn’t rule out support for ramping up domestic oil and gas production, according to an Aberdeen University expert.
An "unprecedented" declaration has been signed by five former UK and Scottish Government ministers urging support for the oil and gas industry.
A survey led by an SNP politician has found just one in 10 workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry say they have enough opportunities to switch to renewables.
A senior figure at NEO Energy has called for cross-party support to help the energy industry map out its long-term future.
A promised plan to help Scotland shift away from North Sea oil and gas is being delayed until after the local government elections.
Recent commodity volatility has made front-page news. As economies around the world emerge from two years of restrictions, demand is rebounding quickly, with consensus suggesting that consumption will outpace pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.
The SNP has called for a broad-based windfall tax on ‘excess profits’ of major companies, including the energy sector, to help ease the cost of living crisis.
A former SNP energy secretary for Scotland has taken aim at "extreme" Scottish Green policies on the country's oil and gas production which he said will be required for "a much longer period."
The war in Ukraine has placed urgent focus on UK energy security and the future of North Sea oil and gas drilling.
More than a third of voters think the SNP-Green coalition will have a negative impact on the north-east of Scotland, a new study suggests.
Just five weeks ago, the UK Government left an almighty open goal for the SNP.
Alex Salmond has compared Nicola Sturgeon to Margaret Thatcher after she announced her opposition to the proposed Cambo oil field off Shetland.
The Scottish Government has been urged to stop ‘sitting on the fence’ over the controversial Cambo oilfield near Shetland.
Brexit is undermining the battle against the climate emergency, a senior SNP government minister warned.
With COP26 in Glasgow two months away, one might think Scottish political eyes would be turning towards the issues it will discuss, even if that means parking some other preoccupations for the time being. Not so.