The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.
RenewableUK said it hoped a House of Lords report on the North Sea would help move forwards a framework to allow the import and export of wind energy.
Some of the biggest offshore wind farms are off the coast of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
The committee found the North Sea was under pressure from human activity.
But it said urgently-needed strategic and political vision would “secure it for future generations” and help manage the economic opportunities.