Introducing our Energy for Growth programme

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.

We have an innovative energy community that is already servicing global energy sectors, showcasing solutions to global energy challenges, and delivering pioneering projects at scale in the region.  Our aim is to grow this community, creating more and better jobs while putting the North East on the map as a leading energy region.

Andrew Clark
Energy Sector Programme Lead

Meet the team
Andrew Clark Andrew Clark
Energy Programme Lead
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David Lynch David Lynch
Energy Innovation Partnership Manager
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Josh Sawyer Josh Sawyer
Rural Energy Officer
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The Energy for Growth Strategy

The North East’s Energy for Growth strategy aims to drive economic growth in the North East while also bringing sector partners together to deliver at scale on national energy strategy

Energy funding and support

Is your business operating in the Energy sector in the North East?

The North East Growth Hub could help you with business support and access to finance to grow your business.

Find out more about current funding opportunities for energy companies and projects in our region.

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