Monday, February 6, 2017

United Kingdom: Scottish Government Acknowledges Potential Crossover of Skilled Employment Opportunities in Developing the Geothermal Industry

Geothermal energy could be new ‘black gold’ for unemployed oil workers (Energy Voice)

MSP Gillian Martin 
Geothermal energy could be the new ‘black gold’ for out-of-work oil and gas workers, a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) has claimed.

Gillian Martin said many of the skills that offshore workers pick up in their profession would transfer from the traditional energy sector to helping harness the natural heat stored in the ground.

The Aberdeenshire East MSP said it was crucial to find jobs for the tens of thousands of skilled oil workers who have been made redundant since the oil price plunged two years ago.

“The potential for geothermal energy in the region is already known. It is important we identify the potential opportunities for our energy security.