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Energy security, the concept that we, as a country, have a reliable supply of electricity and gas to power and heat our homes and businesses, is not a straightforward concept. Risks to the supply are many and varied but the UK is very much at the mercy of the oil and gas producing countries.
To help with this, the move in recent years has been away from the consumption of fossil fuels and to look at greener forms of energy, like solar and wind.
But that is not as simple as it gets. With the threats to the energy needs of Britain, the energy companies have had to turn to older methods of producing to meet the demand. This included firing back up some coal fired power stations.
An important part of the energy mix in the near future remains the use of gas and oil. With that in mind, the UK Government has approved a new oil field in the North Sea.
With concerns about net zero heating up, voters considered the Government's responses to opening a new oil field at Rosebank, off the Shetland Islands.
“Tha mise a' bhòtadh nach bu chòir oir bidh e a' toirt buaidh air ginealachdan ri thighinn" // I'm voting no because it will affect future generations."
"We can't switch off our dependency on oil overnight. If we can get oil from a place where it's not being transported through warzones or funding despotism we should.”
"We mostly thought that oil is bad for the environment, but that renewable resources also have their downsides."