Scotland’s generous natural resources have enabled it to power ahead on the low-carbon transition, with 76% of energy sourced from renewable technologies in 2018, some 58,000 people employed in the low-carbon sector, and an ambition to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.

However, Scotland’s oil and gas industry employs 135,000 people. In 2016, employment in manufacturing, of which energy-intensive industries such as iron and steel, cement and chemicals formed the core, was almost 180,000.

How can Scotland ensure that, as its economy moves to become ever lower-carbon, its people are not ...


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