Regen has produced a unique study with the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to identify the low carbon investments opportunities within Dorset, as well as to understand the economic benefits that could reach the local area from the shift to decarbonised energy for heat, transport and power.

This project supports the objective set out by the Dorset LEP that “by 2038, Dorset will become a leading low-carbon energy economy, driving efforts to deliver affordable energy to enable productivity and clean growth while protecting our natural environment.” (

The Low Carbon Energy Route Map and Evidence Base identifies the opportunities and natural advantages which could place Dorset at the forefront of the net zero transition, while at the same time driving a local green economy, creating new jobs, and supporting the area’s economic and industrial strategy.

The Low Carbon Investment Opportunities document details ten project areas where significant investment could be attracted to Dorset in the near future, as the energy system transforms to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. These include solar, wind, hydrogen, smart energy networks, energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation, electric vehicle charging, transport decarbonisation, nuclear, and bioenergy.


For further information on this project, please contact Poppy Maltby, head of cities and regions,

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