North Sea oil industry must get a just transition away from fossil fuels to avoid fate of Central Belt’s ex-mining communities – Dr Richard Dixon. The North Sea oil industry will either plough on regardless until it crashes or we can have a sensible plan, recognising the industry needs to come to an end because it is fuelling the climate emergency, driving a just transition to help workers find new jobs and communities new futures. On Tuesday the Just Transition Commission published the results of two years’ work looking at how we can move our economy away from fossil fuels in ways which are fair to workers and communities currently dependent on high-carbon industries.
Scotsman 25th March 2021 read more »
SCOTLAND’S aspirations of a net-zero future are being hampered by national security policy from Westminster, according to academics, who have warned the situation could worsen amidst a “more complicated policy environment”. Dr Paula Kivimaa and Marja Sivonen say UK Government security concerns are prioritised when they conflict with Scottish energy policy, with no proper consideration of low-carbon energy transitions and national security.
The National 25th March 2021 read more »