The UK offshore energy industry is essential for the economic and environmental prosperity of our country. Our brilliant, skilled people work tirelessly to produce the energy from off the coast of Britain that powers not just our homes, transport and industry, but the everyday products we need to live well.
We are proud to make a huge contribution. In 2022/23 alone we will add over £20bn to the UK economy. We provide over 200,000 good, skilled jobs across the length and breadth of the UK. We provide secure and reliable energy to millions. As we build that future there is no simple choice between oil and gas on the one hand and renewables on the other. The reality is that to keep the lights on and grow our economy, we need both. By the mid 2030s, oil and gas will still provide for 50% of our energy needs.
We are not standing still. Our industry includes those that are expanding into renewables, while the homegrown expertise of our people is driving ever cleaner energy production. We are committed to a sustainable future.
By investing in homegrown production, we avoid costlier, less secure and higher carbon footprint imports while supporting the infrastructure we need to make cleaner, more affordable energy in the UK, for the UK. We have built an industry capable of creating a future built on clean energy. The UK is in a global race for the investment to make that future a reality and it is critical that it wins. Put simply, enabling our members to continue investing in the UK is essential both to the long term economic health of our country and to the planet.
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