FirstGroup joins Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group

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FirstGroup is supporting Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) to reduce its carbon emissions.

Terri Vogt, FirstGroup’s head of corporate social responsibility, said: “Joining AREG brings about exciting new prospects which will further build on its activities in renewable transport.”

“FirstGroup has a strong track record in trialing and implementing innovative carbon-friendly transport solutions and we remain determined to make our business, and in particular our vehicles, as environmentally efficient as possible. We hope that through our association with AREG we will help create new initiatives and projects that will further help reduce our carbon footprint.”

AREG aims to position the region as a global energy hub with a reputation for delivering renewable energy innovation. Its membership accounts for the full range of renewable energy expertise from onshore and offshore wind, marine and hydro, bio, solar, geothermal energy and hydrogen fuel cells.

Iain Todd of AREG spoke of the significance behind a partnership with FirstGroup: “To meet our European targets for renewable energy, attention is increasingly turning towards the transport sector to make an important contribution. Accounting for about a third of our energy use, the sector runs almost exclusively on fossil fuels at the moment. That will change over time, and AREG looks forward to working with companies such as FirstGroup to help this to happen.”