Aberdeen City Council has launched a new partnership with bp in a bid to cut emissions and become a ‘climate-positive’ city.
Under the agreement, the local authority and the oil giant will work together on developing and implementing green energy solutions in the area.
The partnership will also enable the organisations to explore the potential of wider use of hydrogen for transport heat and power.
In addition, partners will seek to find solutions for low emissions vehicles in response to the higher demand for an electrified transport system.
The deal will also support the circular economy by exploring new solutions and technologies, including energy from waste.
bp will also serve as a planning and technical adviser in delivery of the local authority’s Energy Transition Strategic Infrastructure Plan.
Jenny Laing, Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: “The council and bp have the same goals in reducing our carbon footprint and working with bp provides a major opportunity for Aberdeen to progress our plans.”
William Lin, Executive Vice President Regions, Cities and Solutions at bp, commented: “Aberdeen is a leading energy city in the UK and the world, with whom we share a long history.
“We are committed to bringing our capabilities in integrating and developing energy systems coupled with the city’s local expertise, knowledge and insights to make a sustainable impact for the citizens of Aberdeen and the surrounding region.”
Aberdeen becomes the second city in the world after Houston in the US to establish a partnership with bp to collaborate on decarbonised energy solutions.