Reports &

Reimagining a Net Zero North Sea: an integrated energy vision for 2050

The Net Zero Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult set out direction for UK net zero offshore energy system.

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.