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Two new Dorset CPRE Reports on Renewable Energy

12th September 2022

Installations of National Significance and Role of Roof-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations in 2050 Electricity Generation

Dorset CPRE is fully supportive of renewable energy development in Dorset but not at any price. 

Installations of National Significance
This report concludes that it would be appropriate for Dorset Council to reintroduce the 2011 policy whereby each UK local authority was able to reduce its 2020 renewable energy target from 15% (the UK target) to 7.5%. This was decided when it was realised that if the target were to be realised the damage done to Dorset's rural assets, particularly its landscape, would be unacceptable.

Role of Roof-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations in 2050 Electricity Generation

A separate report looks at the 'Role of Roof-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations in 2050 Electricity Generation'. This report explores the extent to which roof-mounted installations might be able to contribute to the achievement of 2050 targets for the deployment of solar photovoltaics. The Dynamic Dispatch Team at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy suggests that, for the UK as a whole, the maximum contribution expected from solar photovoltaics is a capacity of 120 GW generating an annual 117.6 TWh, 17.4% of 676.8 TWh, the upper bound of expected total electricity demand.

The full reports, including summaries of both reports produced by David Peacock, are available to download from our Update on Renewable Energy webpage.

 

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