The Scottish Liberal Democrat's lead candidate for the North East, Rosemary Bruce has welcomed a landmark Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) transition deal with the UK Government, describing it as a 'vital cornerstone in our transition to a green economy'.
The deal, which it is claimed is the first of its kind by a G7 country and intends to unlock billions of pounds of investment and help the UK meet its climate ambitions of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Although Rosemary Bruce welcomed the agreement as important in helping to transition away from the current 70% dependency on the North Sea for energy, she noted that there is still much more work to be done.
Rosemary, who is also a local councillor and the Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberdeenshire West said:
“This deal demonstrates how the industry can use its expertise to transition towards a green economy. It is crucial to tackling climate change and secures a future for many of our local industries.
“It is an important piece of the transition to a new green economy and will protect tens of thousands of jobs.
“Both our governments now need to go further. The Liberal Democrats have outlined plans for a £150 billion green economic recovery package, and I would urge ministers to act now to ensure a better, greener future."