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Industry can be an essential partner to UK climate ambitions

12 June 2019

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has today reinforced the role the industry can play in supporting the UK to meet its climate change ambitions.

Speaking in response to the Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie set out the role industry can play to enable the energy systems of the future and to help the development of technology that can mitigate carbon from other heavy emitting industries.

Commenting, Deirdre Michie said:Deirdre Michie

“Achieving net zero is a huge challenge that will affect all industries, businesses and people. Our sector needs to be involved in this agenda, work to realise the opportunities it presents and be an essential partner in supporting the UK to achieve its climate change ambitions.

“We can help design the diverse energy system we need for the future, and through our knowledge and experience can be a central part of developing some of the technology needed to mitigate carbon from other heavy emitting industries through for example, Carbon Capture Usage and Storage.

“We have already welcomed the Climate Change Committee report and are engaging with our members on the practical steps we need to take to in relation to continuing to manage and reduce the emissions from our own activities, to play our part in achieving net zero.

“With world-leading engineering skills, infrastructure and energy expertise, our industry stands ready to work with sectors across the UK economy to enable the UK to achieve its climate change goals.”

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