Clean Growth

The North is at the forefront of the UK’s response to the growing climate emergency – transforming our significant energy assets to drive clean growth revolution for the benefit of the environment, our people and the UK economy.

Offshore Windfarm, Walney
Stoodley Pike, Calderdale

Net Zero by 2050

Our capabilities, energy infrastructure and location mean the North is ideally placed to lead the UK’s ambition to become Net Zero carbon by 2050.

Currently, the North of England accounts for about a fifth of the UK’s electricity, but also about a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions. Our working group has identified specific areas of opportunity for the North, including the production of zero-carbon energy, decarbonising industry, reducing energy consumption, and carbon absorption.

Our Report

In November 2019, the Energy and Clean Growth Report, produced by the NP11, identified the North’s strategically important role in offshore wind, new nuclear, CCUS and hydrogen. The report illustrated that by co-operating rather than competing, and joining up enabling factors such as supply chains, the North has the opportunity to deliver a series of transformational projects and become a world leading region in energy and clean growth. We are taking huge steps forward to drive local strengths where possible, maximising innovation and creating a strong export capability.

Cyclist overlooking Sheffield
On behalf of the NP11, this activity is spearheaded by Paul Booth, Chair of the Tees Valley LEP.
Meet the NP11 Chairs
Stoodley Pike, Calderdale