Aberdeen’s oil expertise helps city’s bid to be climate positive

Aberdeen, the Scottish city so far best known as the UK’s oil and gas capital, has recently commissioned its first hydrogen-powered double decker bus and already has a small fleet of single decker buses that run on the fossil-fuel alternative.

But as Jenny Laing, co-leader of Aberdeen City Council explained to Real Asset Media’s Richard Betts, decarbonising transport is a crucial step. However, it is just part of a comprehensive plan to make the city not just zero carbon, but climate positive.

Laing explains that the city has been looking at ways to diversify the economy while utilising its strengths and technical expertise. Offshore wind power is playing its part in hydrogen generation. Now hydrogen-powered district heating is in prospect too.

Click on the video to watch the full interview.