An important new report from Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Over the past two years, we’ve come together with offshore workers to build demands for a just energy transition. These workers developed 10 demands covering training and skills, pay, job creation, investment and public ownership.
We surveyed over 1000 additional offshore workers and over 90% agreed with these demands. This plan is comprehensive in scope, transformative in scale and deliverable now.
Below you will find a series of resources setting out the demands and the paths we can take to turn them into reality.
We need a rapid transition away from oil and gas that protects workers, communities and the climate. But the government has no plan to phase out oil and gas production in the North Sea.
Oil and gas workers are ready to lead a just transition away from oil and gas, but they are caught in a trap of exploitation and fear created by oil and gas companies. Working conditions are plummeting, just as profits, prices and temperatures are soaring.
The UK and Scottish Governments must listen to workers to make this transition work for all of us. These demands lay out a comprehensive plan, which includes:
Removing barriers that make it harder for oil and gas workers to move into the renewable industry.
Ensuring safety, job security and fair pay across the energy industry.
Sharing the benefits of our energy system fairly, with public investment in energy companies and communities.
Workers have told us what they need for a just transition, now we need to work with them to make it happen.
Hear from workers
Our Power: Offshore workers’ demands for a just energy transition
The ‘Our Power’ report is a blueprint for a just transition in the UK North Sea.
Reproduced from Friends of the Earth Scotland with thanks to Red Green Labour.