Scotland’s energy minister said work to “flesh out actions” to protect jobs and accelerate the transition to low carbon fuels is underway, following the first of several industry crisis talks. Paul Wheelhouse held the first strategic leadership group meeting yesterday, discussing work to protect the oil and gas sector which has been hit hard by commodity prices dropping and Covid-19. Trade unions, the Oil and Gas Authority and Oil and gas UK were present, along with input from the UK government, Subsea UK, economic development body Opportunity North East, skills body OPITO and others. Mr Wheelhouse said: “These meetings, which we propose to repeat on a monthly basis, will be a valuable part of understanding how the Scottish Government can – critically – support our workforce and businesses and ensure continuity of energy security.
Energy Voice 8th May 2020 read more »