Environmentalists took a giant wind turbine blade to the streets of Inverness today as part of a campaign to secure green jobs. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform invited shoppers and visitors to sign the 42ft blade to show their support for a fair energy transition deal. The charities visited the Highland capital as part of a country-wide tour, which heads to Aberdeen’s Duthie Park tomorrow. Council leader Jenny Laing and Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin are expected to attend the event, which runs from 9am-5pm. Morton Thaysen, a campaigner for Greenpeace, urged the government to step up and make a “proper plan” to prevent the future collapse of the industry. “Due to climate change, we will have to move away from oil and gas to other industries for instance offshore wind and onshore wind but the situation at the moment, is for a lot of workers it is hard to move from one industry to another. “People are having to do new training sessions and have to pay out their own pocket for that.
Press & Journal 2nd July 2021 read more »