Coming out of lockdown is a bit like coming out of hibernation

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Coming out of lockdown is a bit like coming out of hibernation

When the pandemic hit, we had no idea of what lay ahead. No one would have imaged that it would be 15 months or more before we emerged. We entered lockdown with, what we thought, was a pretty clear idea of what the future might hold. There was, generally, a fairly linear path ahead. Energy transition and the move to net zero clearly was a big part of that future: a future coloured by blue and green. The blue economy, which considers the future of our oceans and the resources within them and how we harness opportunities in a sensitive and sustainable way; and the green energy transition where we need to reconsider our approach and the supply chain’s position within that. But as we return to normality, there is greater urgency and a sense that things are really moving at pace. We have an energy policy with ambitious targets and a North Sea Transition Deal, COP26 just around the corner and a G7 summit where climate change was high on the agenda. The awareness that we are on a journey to net-zero has never been higher. Oil and gas operators are looking at their core business and how they…