A new fund to support the North East economy in its transition to net zero will open next week for expressions of interest. The Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray will help finance organisations, businesses, communities and individuals to transition to net zero, creating jobs in low carbon industries and contributing to the region’s future prosperity. This financial year, £20 million will be made available. Of that, £1 million will be available to directly fund communities through a participatory budgeting mechanism – which means communities can design and vote on their favourite just transition projects. It follows extensive engagement across the region with partners including local authorities, private sector, the enterprise agencies, trade unions and community organisations to design the Fund and understand how to deliver the most impact.
Scottish Government 24th May 2022 read more »
Plans have been set out on creation of a “critical” and long-awaited skills passport to help oil and gas workers transition into renewables.
Energy Voice 24th May 2022 read more »