North Sea Oil and Gas (Energy Security)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th March 2022.

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Photo of Liam Kerr Liam Kerr Conservative

I think that that answer boiled down to, “The Scottish Government will not review its position.”

People will hope that, before the conclusion was reached that security of supply, environmental benefit and ensuring that we cut off funding to Russia are not reasons enough to pursue domestic oil and gas, a full investigation into future energy security was carried out.

In what year, following his ramping up of renewables, do the cabinet secretary’s research projections say that renewables will consistently cover 100 per cent of Scotland’s energy needs without our ever needing oil and gas? When does his research say that Scotland will have no further need for imported oil and gas?