In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws guaranteeing an end to its contribution to global warming by 2050.The target will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050,compared with the previous target of at least an 80% reduction from 1990 levels.
However, at a time when the World needs more energy, we cannot sustain the increase in carbon dioxide emissions and harmful particulate matter that thus far are inevitably emitted from traditional fossil fuels. Fossil fuels must play a part in transitioning to this lower carbon future. Our challenge is how we meet demand for energy and move towards cleaner air and a net zero emission target in the UK.
As an industry, we have a track record of successes in this area. With the introduction of unleaded petrol and bio-fuels, we have been moving forward in this area. A progression that must now accelerate. A move in