Training costs: a barrier to transition for offshore workers

Training costs: a barrier to transition for offshore workers

In September 2020, Platform released a report, OFFSHORE: Oil and gas workers’ views on industry conditions and the energy transition, in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace UK. The report was the culmination of the first large-scale survey of offshore oil and gas workers in the UK, surveying 1,383 workers (approximately 5%...

We are recruiting for new trustees at Platform! 

Platform is a research and advocacy organisation with a focus on energy system change. Our current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry. The organisation is led by the staff in a distributed leadership model where the direction and strategy are decided collectively. We self-manage issues through a...
Petition for a Just Transition in the North Sea

Petition for a Just Transition in the North Sea

Platform’s Just Transition campaign seeks a well-managed phase out of oil and gas production in the North Sea. This includes preventing future oil and gas licensing rounds, halting fossil fuel subsidies, and most importantly, ensuring that Just Transition measures are implemented during the phase out (i.e. large-scale job creation, re-training and re-skilling, safeguarding worker rights...
Taking Control: Building oil and gas workers' power in the energy transition

Taking Control: Building oil and gas workers’ power in the energy transition

Do you work in the offshore oil and gas industry? Have you worked in the industry in the past? Join our workshops to determine what a just energy transition looks like and learn how we can fight for our demands.  First workshop: Saturday 13 March 2021 10:00am – 1:00pm over Zoom. Our report, OFFSHORE: Oil...
25 Years On  - Healing Separation, Mobilising Desire 

25 Years On  – Healing Separation, Mobilising Desire 

Next month marks 25 years since the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 9. Across Nigeria and the wider environmental justice movement, the legacy and story of the lives lost in the defense of the land and communities could not be more poignant. Now more than ever we are witnessing how police brutality and...
Lloyds of London Laggard on Climate Action

Lloyds of London Laggard on Climate Action

This piece is a guest post by the brilliant by Suzanne Dhaliwal, Director of No Tar Sands. If any other outlet would like to host this piece on their website as well, we’d be delighted to share it with your audience. Please contact us at [email protected]mlondon.org, for original photos, graphics, and text.  —————————- Reopening of...
Crises, North Sea Oil and Covid-19

Crises, North Sea Oil and Covid-19

Last month I spoke on behalf of Platform at an online event on the theme of ‘People Over Profit and Covid-19’ organised by our collaborators Kate and Ryan at Friends of the Earth Scotland. It was a really engaging event with two other speakers followed by breakout groups and a wider discussion afterwards. I looked...
#ShakeTheSystem: Legacies & futures with Voices that Shake!

#ShakeTheSystem: Legacies & futures with Voices that Shake!

[From the #ShakeTheSystem team] It’s 2020 and we’re celebrating 10 years of Voices that Shake! with an anthology, toolkits, workshops, showcases and more. This is #ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change Over 200 marginalised and underrepresented young people have directly been part of the deep personal and community transformation that the unique space of Shake!...
PRESS RELEASE: Blow to big business and investors in the carbon economy as court of appeal rules Heathrow third runway illegal

PRESS RELEASE: Blow to big business and investors in the carbon economy as court of appeal rules Heathrow third runway illegal

27.02.2020 For immediate release  For further information and media requests:  Contact: Kennedy Walker E: [email protected] Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal as not in line with the government’s climate change commitments.  This comes after charity, Plan B and others brought the challenge. The ruling is a world first to...
North Sea oil tax regime leaves tax payers footing the bill for decommissioning

North Sea oil tax regime leaves tax payers footing the bill for decommissioning

Author: Gabrielle Jeliazkov (Just Transition, Lead Campaigner)  Boué’s forensic analysis of the UK’s North Sea oil tax regime explains how tax arrangements have redefined the economic frontiers of the State, handed super-profits to international oil companies and left the taxpayer footing the bill for decommissioning. The report starts in the 1970s, endeavouring to understand how...
“Yes Shell bribed me.” 24 years after the execution of the Ogoni 9, key witness tells court.

“Yes Shell bribed me.” 24 years after the execution of the Ogoni 9, key witness tells court.

Today is 10th November 2019, 24th anniversary of the judicial murders of the Ogoni 9. Due to unstoppable widows of the Ogoni 9, new evidence has come to light on Shell’s complicity in their arrest and corruption of their trial. The nine men were elders and community leaders from the Niger Delta who had been...
Phasing out North Sea oil - what does it mean for jobs in Scotland?

Phasing out North Sea oil – what does it mean for jobs in Scotland?

This blog is a version of our presentation of the report Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs, and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction, at its launch event in Edinburgh on 11 September 2019. An abridged version has appeared in the Herald on Sunday.    We know that tackling the climate emergency means...