'Net Zero Deal': UK and Scotland urged to work together to help keep North Sea oil and gas in the ground

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Ten per cent of jobs in Aberdeen are directly dependent on fossil fuels.
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Ten per cent of jobs in Aberdeen are directly dependent on fossil fuels.

The UK must deliver a managed transition for the North Sea oil and gas industry that curbs production but maintains employment opportunities, a new IPPR report argues

The UK and Scottish governments must work together to develop a 'net zero deal' to keep North Sea oil and gas in the ground and invest in low-carbon industries to replace them, evading the risks of social...

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