Why we need a just energy transition

The industry is facing changes

Declining profits, the need to shift to zero carbon energy and a lack of government regulation is letting bosses push the risks onto workers.

Conditions are getting worse, with increasing safety concerns, less job security and training costs shutting people out of work. This was made worse by the pandemic. And climate change means we need to move away from oil and gas. 

A ‘just transition’ for who?

You might have heard about a ‘just transition’ away from oil and gas to renewables, but what does this really look like? What does it mean for offshore workers?

There are two ways the energy transition can happen. Either you and other workers guide policies with your skills and experience, or it’s left to the market with no protection for affected communities. We’ve seen what option two did to mining communities. We can’t go down that road again.