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Wednesday

26 Jun 2024

Energy

A Just and Fair Energy Transition: How Can It Be Achieved?

5:30pm
Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen

Members Only

With the UK general election around the corner, Professor Paul de Leeuw of Robert Gordon University’s Energy Transition Institute will share and debate the necessary steps to deliver a ‘just and fair transition’ for the country’s offshore energy industry.

The UK offshore energy industry has been a global success story for over half a century. As the nation now aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (2045 in Scotland), there are exciting and new opportunities to transform the offshore energy sector into a leading multi-energy basin. However, while the end goal – net zero – is well-defined, the specific pathways and actions necessary to realise this new energy future are still under development.

With the UK general election around the corner, Professor Paul de Leeuw of Robert Gordon University’s Energy Transition Institute will share and debate the necessary steps to deliver a ‘just and fair transition’ for the country’s offshore energy industry. This will be an interactive session focused on exploring the key policy, investment, and societal choices required to set the UK’s offshore energy sector up for success.

Paul is a senior industry leader and executive with over 36 years’ experience in the global energy sector. He has worked for a wide range of companies and organisations, including Shell, Marathon Oil, Amoco, BP, Venture Production and Centrica.

He is currently the Director of Robert Gordon University’s Energy Transition Institute, Chair of the National Energy Skills Accelerator, a Board member of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), a government and industry advisor, a Board member of the International School in Aberdeen and a Professor at Robert Gordon University (UK).