Research and Intelligence

Renewable Capacity

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Date Published :
30 September 2010
Subject Keywords :
Renewable,capacity,low carbon,energy,deployment
Area :
Cheshire,Cumbria,Greater Manchester,Lancashire,Merseyside,Northwest
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The ‘Northwest renewable and low carbon energy capacity and deployment project report’ has been developed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, in conjunction with stakeholders from across the region, according to the energy capacity assessment methodology published by the Department for Energy & Climate Change and Department for Communities & Local Government in 2010.

The study is intended to assist Local Planning Authorities in preparing planning policies on renewables, in response to the requirements of national planning policy to consider the contribution of renewable energy and low carbon initiatives and opportunities for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The project has produced a comprehensive assessment of the potential accessible renewable energy resources at 2020.  The scenarios contained in the report for potential deployment of renewables are only intended to illustrate, given current constraints and trends, how the Northwest could contribute to national renewable energy deployment targets.

While the focus of the project has been to present the results at sub-regional and regional scales, much of the original data can be interrogated down to local authority level. This original data is available below to enable Local Authorities to undertake their own analysis.

The Northwest Regional Development Agency held a dissemination event around the project findings on the 29th September 2010. Presentations made on the day are available to download below.

The RIU has produced a series of sub regional briefings which summarise the potential assets and possible constraints arising from the project report.

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Outputs from the dissemination event:

Sub Regional Briefings:

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