For the next four years, bp will serve the citizens of Aberdeen as strategic planning and technical advisor, helping to shape solutions for the city’s net zero path. It will be the second city we will help to decarbonize after having the privilege to be chosen to partner with the city of Houston, which we are really excited about.
Both partnerships represent real progress towards our new strategy, announced last month. It will see us pivot from being an international oil company focused on producing resources to an integrated energy company focused on delivering solutions for customers. As part of it, by 2030, we’re aiming to work with 10-15 cities, helping them meet the increasing demand for bespoke energy, mobility and decarbonization solutions.
Aberdeen is a remarkable place: the energy capital of Europe, but also home to many of our people and was once ‘home’ to me. The city’s long and proud heritage in oil and gas poses a unique opportunity – and challenge – to transition to a low carbon economy. It’s just the type of challenge that my new team is eager to help solve.
Working in partnership with the Aberdeen City Council, we’ll explore opportunities like accelerating the adoption of electric and hydrogen-powered city vehicles, energy-efficiency programmes for buildings and circular economy.
William Lin, EVP of regions, cities and solutions
I’m very grateful for the trust the Aberdeen City Council has put in our partnership and I look forward to sharing our progress with this project and others.
At no cost to Aberdeen, bp aims to help Aberdeen City Council achieve the goals of its Net Zero Vision to reduce carbon emissions and become a climate-positive city.
The Council and bp experts in low carbon energy systems, mobility and technology will work together to develop and deliver green energy solutions, exploring:
Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council Councillor Jenny Laing said: “We are delighted to be embarking with bp on the next phase of Aberdeen’s drive to support local, national and international climate change targets. 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.”
Aberdeen is the second city bp is working with as part of its commitment to support decarbonization in the world’s urban hubs. Back in July, we announced that we have signed a Climate Action Plan (CAP) Agreement with Houston, which aims to advance major goals in the city’s CAP.