EI LIVE free webinar | The new context for energy in Scotland

Branch event
  • Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands
  • 22-09-2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00

Online bookings are now closed. Please contact aberdeen@energyinst.org to secure a place.

A joint event run by Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch, Aberdeen YPN and the Southern Scotland branch.

Net zero and COVID-19 bring into sharp relief the way ahead for Scotland, its energy system and the workforce, according to two new government-commissioned reports.

Advice for a Green Recovery, published by the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission on 30 July, states: “The workforce in the oil and gas sector is facing a precarious future, brought about by the declining oil price and changes in demand. There is a need to create jobs in the short-term that will allow us to retain this workforce and the associated supply chains so that they can be redirected towards our net-zero transition.”

The Oil & Gas Authority’s Energy Integration Project Report, published a week later on 6 August in collaboration with OFGEM, the Crown Estate and BEIS, concludes: “The integration of offshore energy systems, including oil and gas, renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage, could contribute to delivering approximately 30% of the UK’s total carbon reduction requirements needed to meet the 2050 net zero target.”

This timely event brings together the key figures behind these reports:

  • Prof Jim Skea FEI, Chair, Just Transition Commission
  • Dr Andy Samuel, CEO, Oil & Gas Authority
  • (Chair) Louise Kingham OBE FEI, CEO, Energy Institute

They will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry and workforce as Scotland seeks to secure both a just, green recovery from the pandemic and a managed shift to net zero over the coming decades. With Glasgow due to host the global COP26 climate talks in November 2021, this event will also be of relevance to the UK as a whole and beyond.

The webinar is free to attend. Participants will be able to put questions to the speakers during the Q&A session.

With thanks to our supporting partners:

 Repsol Sinopec