Rishi Sunak has a “moral duty” to use soaring tax revenues from North Sea oil and gas firms to boost Scotland’s energy sector, an Aberdeen MP claims.
A long-awaited UK energy strategy must include investment in a north-east carbon capture project which was snubbed last year, the SNP says.
Oil and gas giants announced bumper profits, prompting renewed calls for a windfall-tax to help those struggling to pay rising energy bills.
Aberdeen South’s SNP MP Stephen Flynn has slammed the UK Government over what he is calling the “great Scottish renewables robbery”.
Westminster’s Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is being urged to use his powers to address the issue of fair grid access for renewables projects.
The UK Government has refused to back Nicola Sturgeon’s opposition to the new Cambo oil field off Shetland – and warned jobs are at risk from “turning off the taps”.
‘Catastrophic blow’: Tory ministers under fire as north-east misses out on carbon capture cash again
The UK Government is under fire after dealing another “bitterly disappointing” blow to the north-east’s bid to host a pioneering clean energy scheme.
Westminster has been urged to give a “cast iron guarantee” that the north-east will be home to one of two promised carbon capture and storage (CCS) clusters.
The oil and gas industry is worth an eye watering £18 billion to the north-east economy, research has revealed.
A potential deal between the SNP and Greens would risk the oil and gas sector “being held at knifepoint”, a north-east MP has claimed.
A prominent north-east offshore wind farm made millions of pounds last year in spite of the impact of Covid-19.
Westminster has reinforced its pledge to roll out its freeport model in Scotland, despite allegations it is “ignoring” the matter.
Aberdeen South MP Stephen Flynn has appealed to the UK Government for clarity on a process that could remove the grid charges “millstone” from around the Scottish renewables sector's neck.
A north-east carbon capture and storage (CCS) project’s hopes of receiving government backing have been given a boost after a senior politician sang its praises.
Westminster is being urged to put an Aberdeenshire project at the heart of its plans to roll out carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The Secretary of State for Scotland is being urged to put pressure on his colleagues in Westminster to remove the premium faced by renewables developments north of the border.
There is pressure on the UK Government to share plans for overhauling the electric grid to remove “unnecessary barriers” to renewable developments in Scotland.
Industry chiefs welcomed the North Sea Transition Deal last night and vowed to work with government to deliver a “homegrown” leap to net zero.
Business leaders, including former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, have welcomed a £30million-plus Budget package for the Aberdeen energy sector.
The UK Government has given fresh commitments that the planned North Sea transition deal will be delivered by the end of next month.
Westminster accused of playing party politics over sector deal after north-east SNP MPs request for meeting snubbed
The UK Government has been accused of playing party politics over the upcoming North Sea transition deal.
The UK Government has been urged to give “more detail” on planned support for the oil and gas industry in order to give the sector greater confidence.
An Aberdeen MP has said uncertainty from Shell is "deeply regrettable" as it plans up to 9,000 job cuts.
Shell has announced plans for between 7,000 – 9,000 job cuts from its global workforce by the end of 2022.
Politicians and industry lobbyists are calling for the UK Government to help save hundreds, if not thousands, of threatened North Sea jobs by urgently tackling a “cashflow conundrum”.