Smoke-and-mirror oil and gas signals from Scottish Renewables?





The ‘ there is more that unites us than divides us’ smoke-signal is being heavily-puffed up the lum from the wind-dominated Scottish Renewables** industry association on the common issues and sharing of best-practice and similar skills between the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors:

So much so, that the traditionally oil-and-gas only Wood Group diversified into renewables last year when it acquired a Glasgow-based green-consultancy. Other large conglomerates elsewhere in Scotland and in England’s N. Sea oil and gas sector in Norfolk, are doing likewise.

In Scotland, ONLY Scottish Energy News provides the 3-in-1 one-stop, all energy sectors, coverage of oil, gas, wind, solar, biomass, wave and tidal power and hydrogen energy.

Therefore, for Scottish Renewables to overlook Scottish Energy Newand instead form ‘partnerships’ with England-based and English-owned media – which cover only the wind energy sector – is, at best, ‘curious’.

Or, as Lt. Spock would have said to Capt. James T. Kirk on the USS Enterprise: “That’s illogical, captain.”


* * The Scottish Renewables chief executive has said she can see a “really strong relationship” forming between the oil and gas and renewables sectors as they look towards the energy transition.

Claire Mack looked at the similarities and ways each sector can benefit the other, saying that they share a common language and way of working, particularly in terms of the supply chain. She said:

“I can see a really strong relationship between oil and gas and renewables in terms of managing that energy transition and we’re both talking the same language around about that.

3 May 2018

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