First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Production in the North Sea in the short-term is not a practically deliverable solution.
“If we were to give the go-ahead to Cambo for example right now, 2026 would be the earliest it could start producing oil.
“With new nuclear as well. If we were to give the go-ahead to new nuclear energy today, it would be years, if not decades before any of that came on stream.
“That’s a practical reality. We need to find the solutions now and we need to make sure that we are accelerating the transition to renewable and low carbon energy because that is the solution to the dependence on Russian oil and gas over the mid-term to long-term.”