David Cameron was accused of failing to treat the North Sea as a priority last night after appointing a 16th energy minister in 18 years.
Department of Energy and Climate Change
A pressure group has called for Scotland’s budget to be cut by £4.4billion and the UK energy department to be scrapped.
UK Government staff in Aberdeen and London have been urged not to say "Merry Christmas" in festive messages.
The Scottish Government has signalled that it could support calls for a national electricity price to cut bills for families in the north and north-east.
Shock new figures show the cost of the communications office at Westminster's Department of Energy and Climate Change has soared by almost 70% in two years.
A north-east MP has urged residents to get in touch if they are concerned about fracking for shale gas in the area.
Housing associations are dismayed at UK Government proposals to cut back on investment in energy efficiency.