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Press Release20th May 2021

Homegrown energy transition must rank high on Scottish Cabinet agenda

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry today said a homegrown transition to net zero must be at the heart of the new Scottish Government cabinet’s agenda.

Responding to the new cabinet announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, OGUK External Relations Director Jenny Stanning said:

“As the eyes of the world turn to Scotland in the year of COP26, we have an opportunity to show the world how oil and gas producing countries can fairly move towards a lower carbon future. A homegrown energy transition must rank high on the Scottish Government’s agenda.

“With political support behind a fair transition, it’s more important than ever that the Scottish Government continues to work with our industry, to put our people, jobs and communities at the heart of coronavirus recovery plans.

“Meaningful engagement with the people and places which have essential energy expertise will increase our chance of success, and OGUK looks forward to shining a light on our changing industry as we welcome new and returning cabinet members.”