Digital innovation is crucial for the global transition to cleaner energy

Reaching net zero is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime and with ambitious targets set for Scotland to reach net zero emissions for all greenhouse gases by 2045, technological innovation is a crucial part of the puzzle.

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CCUS to play a critical role in meeting global net zero targets

By 2050, the UK is legally required to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 100% from 1990 levels and a vital component of this ‘net zero’ target will be the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies.

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Urgent focus needed on upskilling for a managed and just transition

Scotland is an energy rich country and has the potential to become a global leader in green energy, but to achieve this status we must focus on upskilling the offshore energy workforce to ensure a managed and just transition of skills and experience.

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Tidal Stream Energy is essential for the UK to meet net-zero goals

The UK is the world leader in tidal stream energy development with 10MW of installed energy, which is half of all installed capacity globally in 2023 according to a London School of Economics report. And despite being ranked the fifth most specialised tidal technology developer in the world, based on patenting activity, we risk losing out to other countries if we don’t see more focused investment.

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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