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Pioneering pasts, a greener future

Teesside has a long and proud industrial past Teesside's steel industry was born in the 1850s when iron ore was discovered in the Cleveland Hills near Eston. At its peak steelworks in Teesside employed  more than 40,000 people.  Steel produced in Teesside was used to construct the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1923.

 

But local industry faces a tough challenge to make net zero a reality. Industries in Teesside account for 5.6% of the UK’s industrial emissions. The region is home to five of the country’s top 25 emmitters

At bp, we are taking action through transformative projects that will help us achieve our net zero ambitions.

We are committed to implementing a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030, and to reaching net zero by 2050.

We will invest in and build a net renewable energy capacity of 20 GW by 2025 and 50 GW by 2030.

Our hydrogen pipeline covers nearly 2.18 GW of projects.
 

We're backing hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. To help Teesside and the UK decarbonise power, hydrogen and industry.

  • Both have momentum in public discourse and policy support. Now practical expertise is needed to manage the step-change.
  • Carbon capture and storage will play a critical role in securely and safely storing the CO₂ emissions produced by heavy industry, before they enter the atmosphere. 
  • Both have momentum in public discourse and policy support. Now practical expertise is needed to manage the step-change.