The government has a tricky challenge ahead with their new Industrial Strategy. The Prime Minister recently said, "The modern industrial strategy will back Britain for the long term: creating the conditions where successful businesses can emerge and grow, and backing them to invest in the long-term future of our country."
Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.