Tag: North Sea Oil
Bella Caledonia, February 2020
On Wednesday, Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish government minister for Energy, Connectivity, and the Islands, suggested that firms operating in the North Sea should start using wind turbines to power their oil and gas platforms.
This initiative is already being trialled in Norway by the country’s state-owned petroleum company, Equinor, Wheelhouse said, and could help the UK oil industry realize its “low carbon ambitions” ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow later this year.
Scotland Could Leave The United Kingdom Over Brexit — And Green Energy | Foreign Policy | October 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland—Five years ago, when Scotland voted in a landmark referendum to remain part of the United Kingdom, the issue of North Sea oil—who owns it and how it should be administered—was a key feature of the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) independence platform. If—as seems increasingly likely in the context of Britain’s ongoing scramble over […]
Norway’s Pivot Away From Oil Shows What Scotland Could Do With Independence | Sunday National | August 2019
In the 1970s and ’80s, North Sea oil was the key symbol of Scotland’s political impotence and lost economic sovereignty. In the future, renewable energy could occupy a similar place in our national psyche.
The North Sea Changed Scotland Forever – But The Era Of Big Oil Is Over | Bella Caledonia | January 2019
In December 1969, the Amoco Corporation struck oil 130 miles east of the Aberdeenshire shoreline—and the axis of Scottish politics suddenly shifted. In the years that followed, the claim that Scotland’s economy was too weak to support an independent state rapidly crumbled.