Oil Sector Must be Involved in UK Net Zero Target
Offshore oil and gas trade body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) has reinforced the role the industry can play in supporting the UK to meet its climate change ambitions.
“Achieving net zero is a huge challenge that will affect all industries, businesses and people,” OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said in an organization statement.
“Our sector needs to be involved in this agenda, work to realize the opportunities it presents and be an essential partner in supporting the UK to achieve its climate change ambitions,” Michie added.
“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,” the OGUK representative continued.
Legislation laid on Wednesday will put the UK on track to become the first G7 country to set a net zero emissions target in law. The target is to get to net zero by 2050.
“This country led the world in innovation during the industrial revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in a government statement on Wednesday.
The trade body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, UKOOG, welcomed the development yesterday.
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