Plans for two nuclear power plants at Moorside, adjacent to the Sellafield reprocessing plant, have been submitted by an EDF-led consortium. The firm wants to build two pressurised water reactors of the same type as Hinkley Point C in Somerset; 25,000 jobs could be created across the region.
In Greater Manchester, one of the world's first commercial liquid air batteries will be built after being awarded a £10m government grant.
The CryoBattery facility in Carrington will store spare green energy and could power up to 200,000 homes. The technology stores compressed air in huge containers which is used to generate electricity.