Changing climates, changing fuelsIt’s not only change in the physical climate that’s at the heart of the energy debate. It’s also the shift in energy supply and economic climates that raises questions about fuel choice. But talk is not enough. Action is what will really make a difference.
Meanwhile, concern over the environment continues to rise. On one hand we need to keep economies and societies moving while on the other, it’s imperative we limit our carbon footprint.
New solutions are needed. Solutions that not only address all the challenges, but are viable today. That’s where biofuels come in. For the transport sector, we believe biofuels represent the only near term major alternative to fossil fuels.
Growing reductionsWith the demand for low carbon transportation fuels rapidly increasing, the contribution biofuels can make to the fuel pool is significant and relevant. BP has already demonstrated its ability to apply scientific knowledge quickly and to real effect.
In the 1990s, BP became a leader in the energy industry by acknowledging the need for precautionary action over climate change.
We put our words into action by reducing our operational greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below their 1990 levels. That was a target we set for 2010 – but reached in 2001.