At present, Regen SW figures estimate that an annual total of 6.34 GWh of renewable energy is produced from renewable sources in West Dorset. Whilst West Dorset does not have a target for renewable energy generation, it is committed through the West Dorset Partnership to the target of cutting carbon emissions by at least 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, a target based on the target in the Climate Change Act 2008.

The West Dorset Partnership recognises that this will be delivered through local action and local support of national programmes. One of the actions in the West Dorset Climate Change Strategy is to create an appropriate planning policy framework, based on sound evidence.


March 2011