Scotland sets sights on 60,000 green-collar workforce

The Scottish government estimates around 60,000 green jobs could be created by 2020. The Low Carbon Economic Strategy was unveiled this week and is a part of the government’s bid to secure sustainable growth and meet its climate change targets. Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney said: “Scotland can become a leader […]

Industry must act on ‘invisible’ jobs

Many of the jobs involved in the low carbon sector have been described as ‘invisible’ by an expert in waste management. Paul Levett, deputy chief executive of environmental services giant Veolia, told a seminar discussing the energy skills gap last week that many children and students are simply unaware that such jobs exist, and stressed […]