Our North East energy strategy identifies 13 strategic themes across which we seek to work with partners to drive regional growth while meeting national policy goals.
The story so far...
With rapid technological innovation, a growing population, and a changing climate, the way we generate and use energy must respond. As the national and international energy agenda focuses on clean growth, there are huge economic, social and environmental opportunities for the North East to contribute to new solutions that provide clean, secure and accessible energy.
We have an innovative energy community that is responding, whilst servicing global markets. Our assets are categorised into three key areas of regional energy; offshore energy and subsea technology; and demonstration and innovation. Each presents opportunities to drive economic growth and deliver more and better jobs.
79 research projects,
A subsea sector supports
We’re home to some of the very best movers and shakers in the energy sector.
To continue growing the sector so significantly and meet our overall target of 100,000 more and better jobs by 2024, it is essential businesses in the energy sector respond to change, address challenges head on, and seize the opportunities in the palm of their hands. In June 2018, there had been 62,500 more jobs created and 78% of these were better jobs. This means we still have a way to go.