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Net zero will make or break Aberdeen, one of the UK's wealthiest cities

Oil prices may be booming again, but growing demand for cheap home-grown energy as Russia's war in Ukraine squeezes supplies is giving Aberdeen another reason to shift its focus to renewables


Bloomberg New Delhi
Shell Plc Engineer Denise Neill knows as well as anyone in Aberdeen, the UK’s oil capital, that the fortunes of a city that gets its income from one source can change quickly. The daughter of a farmer, she witnessed in the 1970s how the discovery of North Sea oil transformed the lives of local people, including her father who switched to selling rock from a quarry on his land for the expansion of the city’s airport.

“You had a lot of people suddenly going into businesses they’d never worked in before and within a very short space of time,” Neill, 55,

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 1:49 PM IST

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