Thu 2 Dec, 2021

Responding to reports that Shell has pulled of the Cambo oil field off Shetland, Scottish Greens energy and climate spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said:

“Today’s news shows that Scotland is approaching the end of the age of oil and gas, and it is time that governments started planning accordingly.

“For a company like Shell to publicly state that it is not economically viable to extract oil from this site is hugely significant.

“Scotland has the potential to lead Europe in offshore renewables, with 25% of the continent's offshore renewable energy potential. So, in the wake of this announcement it’s clear that the UK Government must divert support that has previously been targetted at oil and gas toward industries of the future.

“It is vital that work on building a just transition for workers in Scotland’s energy industry begins now. We know that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created in Scotland’s renewable future, and there's no time to waste."

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