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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

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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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