AGCC COP26 Business Breakfast: Growing a greener future

November 4, 2021
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Date(s) - November 4, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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The North-east of Scotland’s energy transition is a pathway towards the global transformation of the energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century.

Cities like Aberdeen are an integral part of the solution. With a strong competitive advantage honed through our highly successful track record in R&D, innovation, technology development and internationalisation, to the region being home to the highest concentration of energy supply chain companies globally – alongside the £27m funding for the Aberdeen Energy Transition Zone and the first of its kind North Sea Transition Deal – we have the potential to accelerate the development of a world-leading energy transition cluster.

Hear the findings from Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Oil and Gas Energy Transition Survey, the longest running report of its kind in the UK, in partnership with KPMG, and learn what the latest data is telling us from business optimism to employment trends in the UK continental shelf and internationally to the sector’s approach to diversification and the impact of CV19.

This event will focus on how we rebuild our economy and address the pressing climate emergency. Whether we call it green economic recovery or build back better, it’s about jobs for the future, decarbonising our key industries and creating opportunities for our people and communities.

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Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise