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ISSN 2753-7757 (Online)

Industry perspective on the UK’s energy transition


6 min read

Oil and gas platform out at sea Photo: Pixabay
The offshore industry operates in places where no one can see its achievements

Photo: Pixabay

David Whitehouse is Chief Executive of Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), representing companies producing energy from offshore oil, gas and wind in UK waters. He looks forward to a low-carbon future – but says Just Stop Oil’s pathway to net zero would plunge the nation into energy chaos.

This article was written in response to Just Stop Oil’s article, available here.


It’s a shame that the offshore industry operates in places where no one can see its achievements. Because if Just Stop Oil campaigners could only slow march out into the North Sea, they would find something to stop them in their tracks: the world’s biggest wind farm being built by an oil company.


Equinor, the Norwegian state oil company, and its partner SSE Renewables, are installing more than 270 giant wind turbines – collectively capable of powering six million UK homes.


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