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Dorset low carbon investment opportunities

The Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document is Dorset’s guide to achieving net zero emissions by 2050

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The Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document includes exciting opportunities to decarbonise Dorset and the potential to create significant economic and social benefit for the county at the same time.

The document includes unique low-carbon energy opportunities for Dorset including smart energy networks, heat decarbonisation, electric vehicle charging and transport decarbonisation.

Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document

The Dorset Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) states the ambition for Dorset is to be ‘a place that is energy resilient, utilising local renewable energy sources'. The Joint LEP Energy Strategy Framework: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Dorset and Heart of the South West lays out the vision for energy infrastructure in the south west with ‘an energy future that is low carbon and more affordable, maximising and retaining benefits in the region’.

Together with key Dorset stakeholders, and building on existing strategic documents relevant to decarbonisation in the county (including the Dorset Investment Prospectus and local authority plans), we have produced the Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document. Underpinning this is a comprehensive Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities Evidence Base which presents a range of opportunities for decarbonising Dorset to help the region deliver on net zero, jobs and green recovery.

This document showcases the opportunities for inward low carbon energy investment and is aligned with the UK Government’s goal of national net zero emissions by 2050. It presents a range of options with different scenarios modelled for each, showcasing some of the unique opportunities Dorset geography and infrastructure provides. It also details opportunities around energy networks, building energy efficiency, decarbonising heat and transport and key information on costs, jobs and GVA to give an indication of cost-benefit ratios. 

We look forward to supporting partners in their plans to help Dorset reach net zero by 2050. If you have any questions about the Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document, please contact Corrina Osborne, Head of Governance & Operations and Interim Dorset LEP Director.

The full Dorset Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document can be now be viewed and downloaded.

Dorset's route to net zero

Visualisation of the Opportunities to Decarbonise Dorset