27 February 2024
Aldous urges Government to grasp opportunities for jobs and investment in offshore energy transition

Peter Aldous seeks assurance from the Government that it is committed to the collaborative partnership needed between the private and public sectors to ensure the transition of offshore energy from fossil-based fuels to renewables brings investment and jobs to communities all around the UK.

Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con)

T9. Offshore Energies UK’s industry manifesto highlights the once- in-a-lifetime opportunity that a home-grown energy transition provides to bring investment and jobs to communities all around the UK. This requires close collaboration between the private and public sectors. Can Ministers confirm that the Government are absolutely committed to such a partnership? (901693)

The Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero (Graham Stuart)

I can. What the sector does not need, of course, as OEUK has itself set out, is the tens of thousands of job losses that would be driven by the ideological and climate-damaging obsession of the right hon. Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband) with ending new UK oil and gas licensing.