WWF Scotland director Lang Banks has responded to the news that North Sea decommissioning is set to grow steadily in UK and Norway over next ten years.
“With the right kind of support from politicians, Scotland could secure a big slice of the employment and economic opportunities highlighted in this report from cleaning up after the North Sea oil and gas industry.
In the interests of tackling climate change, we need to see a sensible transition away from fossil fuels
“In the interests of tackling climate change, we need to see a sensible transition away from fossil fuels, harnessing the skills of those currently employed in the sector in clean energy technologies as well as decommissioning.
“If done right it could herald the start of a whole new chapter in the economy of the North Sea.”