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Industry bodies agree partnership to support low carbon future

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OIL and Gas UK (OGUK) and the Aberdeen Renewables Energy Group (AREG) have agreed terms to form a “closer relationship” on the North Sea energy transition.

AREG, the membership body for renewable energy in the north east of Scotland, and OGUK, the trade body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, signed a reciprocal membership agreement cementing their aligned goal of supporting Scotland’s energy sector to achieve net zero emissions.

The two will work together on the promotion of low carbon projects and to promote the work of OGUK and AREG member organisations.

They also vowed to share resources and market intelligence to deliver a sustainable transition for the North Sea.

AREG works on behalf of more than 160 member organisations to promote renewable energy growth in the north-east.

Jean Morrison, chair of AREG said: “There has been a longstanding connection between AREG and OGUK and I am pleased that we have been able to formalise this relationship to work closer together.

“The agreement will allow us to promote the energy transition in the north-east and highlight market opportunities.

“With decades of expertise in energy and engineering, Aberdeen and the north-east is well placed to deliver the energy transition.”

OGUK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry with membership of more than 400 organisations.

Deirdre Michie, OGUK chief executive, said: “This agreement underlines OGUK’s commitment to an inclusive, fair, and sustainable transition to a lower carbon future.

“We look forward to continuing our work with AREG which will help ensure that communities realise their potential through the energy transition.”

 

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