Many fossil fuel workers like me want to transition to renewables – but we need support | Matt Craigan

Covid has hit the industry hard, but the shift to renewables is inevitable. We need government-funded retrainingOil and gas is one of the main industries in Aberdeen where I grew up, and it was inevitable that I would follow in my father’s footsteps to work on the rigs out in the North Sea. Three weeks straight in the middle of the sea is tough, so much so that for many people their first stint is often their last. But the stability of the job when I started in the industry 13 years ago, as well as the decent pay and… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/29/fossil-fuel-workers-transition-renewables-covid