Scottish oil workers mulling careers due to climate change: Some 80% of oil workers in Scotland have considered their careers in light of the potential impacts that actions taken to tackle climate change could have.

Industry body Scottish Renewables new research suggests retraining to join the renewable sector received a positive from 77% and notes government support to help them move to new jobs in the renewable energy sector would be welcomed by 86% of oil and gas professionals.

Renewable sources provide about 90% of Scotland’s electricity now, reducing much of the need for continued oil and gas exploration – the report adds more low carbon heating being installed, more electric vehicles being adopted, and less plastic being used will further reduce the need for fossil fuels.

Coronavirus has also hit the sector with a demand cut it highlights, leading to a prediction that by 2022, 30,000 UK workers could lose their jobs in the field.

Claire Mack, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive said: “Our industry provides enormous opportunity for those working in oil and gas who may be facing redundancy and unemployment.

“These professionals possess a high level of skills and expertise which, with the right support from government to create a clear pipeline of projects to meet our climate change targets, can be utilised to help develop and grow the renewable energy workforce we will need.”

Scottish oil workers mulling careers due to climate change

Previous Post
‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project goes ahead
Next Post
Scottish low carbon investment fast-tracked

Related Posts

New Rebel Energy aims to become digital-focused supplier

New Rebel Energy aims to become digital-focused supplier: Rebel Energy has hit the energy market aiming to reinvent what it means to be an energy supplier. Leveraging Blue Prism’s Cloud capabilities the new digital-focused supplier says it aims to build a unique operational structure and use ”an advanced suite of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation…
Read More

Up to 14m UK households face £288m energy bill shock

Up to 14m UK households face £288m energy bill shock: An energy bill shock of £288 million could soon be dropping through the door of almost 14 million households in the UK. That’s according to in their latest research, which suggests energy use during the lockdown has gone up by £16 a month while…
Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

British Utilities will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.