Some cities have suffered more than others from oil price collapse, job-losses and economic downturn.
With it’s engineering tradition and skills base Aberdeen could be at the forefront of a dynamic alternative energy economy but instead politicians and business leaders are leaving the city in the tail end of a declining fossil fuel industry with no planning for the future.
Building an alternative economic plan for Aberdeenshire was discussed at the event ‘Diversification from Oil, Arms and Nuclear to Alternative Energy’ on March 25, 2017 at the University of Aberdeen.
After a 35 minute film on how the Lucas Aerospace workers in the 1970’s when faced with redundancy put forward a historic plan to stop job losses and convert from arms to socially useful production, there was a panel and audience discussion:
Chaired by Fiona Napier, Trade Unionist
Veronika Tudhope, Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Jelte Hammeijer, Hutton Institute
Erik Dalhuijsen, Aberdeen Climate Action
Myshele Haywood, Green Party.
The event was sponsored by Aberdeen Climate Action and Aberdeen and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.