Reimagining a Net Zero North Sea: an integrated energy vision for 2050
The Net Zero Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult set out the direction for a UK net zero offshore energy system.
By investing in technology to create an integrated net zero North Sea, the UK can be a supplier, rather than a buyer, of affordable clean energy solutions.
This report outlines three potential scenarios to deliver a reimagined net zero North Sea building on our strong energy foundations.
In the Emerging scenario, renewable energy plays an increasing role, with gas still a significant contributor to the offshore energy mix and a significant requirement for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
In Progressive, an increased share of offshore renewables dominates the electricity market alongside a blue/green hydrogen mix, with a major role for CCS.
Transformational outlines an energy system which is driven by offshore wind and green hydrogen, with oil and gas demand matched by clean domestic supply.