OGUK, the leading body of the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has said that today’s Queen’s Speech could support a UK-led clean energy revolution, with the recently agreed North Sea Transition Deal being central to this.
OGUK CEO Deirdre Michie said:
“In this important COP26 year, today’s Queen’s Speech reinforces the need for industry and government to harness the UK oil and gas sector’s 50 years of energy expertise, ensuring the UK can show real global leadership in tackling climate change.
“OGUK is clear that this can spark a UK-led global clean energy revolution, with the UK oil and gas sector at its heart.
“With the UK expected to continue to use oil and gas as part of a diverse energy mix for some years to come, as the Climate Change Committee has pointed out, it is essential we accelerate the development of homegrown, greener energy.
“Building on this reinvigorated recognition for joint working to tackle climate change, the challenge now is now to work with government to champion the implementation of the recent North Sea Transition Deal and in so doing, accelerate the drive for the sustainable future we all want to see.”