clean growth

Dorset LEP’s vision for the economy already outlines high-level objectives to deliver the ‘Clean Growth Grand Challenge’ to maximise advantages for UK industry from the global shift to a clean growth and green economy. The recent ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ report concludes that the global target of keeping the climate’s temperature rise below 1.5 °C is not being met – with a three degrees rise more likely, resulting in catastrophic consequences within our lifetime and for generations to come.

Our aspiration is to create a competitive, sustainable and resilient sector mix to achieve growth whilst improving quality of life and reducing emissions and other environmental impacts. We are committed to building on the principles of the circular economy in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.

To deliver this vision within Dorset, Dorset LEP are involved in a number of partnerships and collaborations and delivery:

South West Energy Strategy 

Dorset LEP has been working in partnership with Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (CIoS) and Heart of the South-West (HoSW) LEPs to develop a South West Energy Strategy.  Its vision is to create an energy future that is low carbon and more affordable, maximising and retaining benefits in the region.

Dorset LEP is working with these LEPs to develop a Delivery Plan for the Strategy, across the South West region and within Dorset. This will also include working in partnership with Local Authorities to build on the Dorset's Renewable Energy Strategy and Low Carbon Dorset that is currently underway.

South West Energy Hub

To further support the local delivery of energy projects Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) allocated £1.1 million to set up a local energy hub that will cover the geography of the seven South West LEPs.

Contact: Katherine May, Dorset LEP Programme Manager