REvision 2010 – Empowering the region
Renewable electricity targets for the South West
This page is published as an archive for reference only
ABOUT THE PROJECT
REvision 2010 worked with authorities and partners within sub-regions of the South West. Its purpose was to facilitate the identification and then adoption of sub-regional renewable electricity targets for 2010 that were in line with the needs of the sub-region and the South West as a whole.
The project has been funded by the Government Office for the South West (GOSW) in partnership with the SW Regional Assembly. It was facilitated by a team based entirely in the South West, with extensive experience of working on renewable energy throughout the region. The team included Energy for Sustainable Development, CSMA Consultants and the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and was coordinated by Peter Capener, an independent consultant. Jeff Bishop of BDOR Ltd, and Baker Associates provided support during the consultation process and on planning issues as required.
ENQUIRIES about this project can no longer be taken. The REvision 2010 report (on the right hand side of this web page) is published for reference.
For more detailed information on
the project click here: REvision 2010 project (pdf)
REGIONAL CONFERENCE 19th MAY 2003: The outputs from the sub regional events were fed into the development of a range of sub regional target scenarios, for further consideration at a regional conference held on 19th May at Taunton Racecourse. Click on the following links for the conference supporting documentation (word documents):
Summary of sub-regional targets (word) - NOTE: Version 12.06.04. This is the final report version.
Power point presentations from the 19 May 2003 conference:-
SW DATA TABLES & INFORMATION ARISING FROM THE CONSULTATION EVENTS
Click here for the list of data and information arising from the March - April 2003 consultation events: Data/Information
National Targets – Local Action
Climate change is already having a significant impact on the South West (see Climate SouthWest website). There is increasing pressure to combat its longer term effects by expanding renewable energy capacity. National targets for renewable electricity are supported by an obligation laid on all electricity suppliers to supply 10% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2010. How the regions respond to new renewable energy developments will be a critical factor in whether these targets are met or not.
A regional assessment of the potential for renewable electricity in the South West has been undertaken and determined that the region should be able to achieve 11%–15% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2010. To see the Renewable Energy & Assessments Targets Report (February 2001) click here: Summary - Main Report - Appendices (pdf files).
For more information on what this target might mean for the South West in terms of numbers of projects click here: Regional renewable electricity target: breakdown by technology (word document).
What does this mean at a local level? The South West provides many opportunities for developing renewable energy. However, the landscape character of the South West also presents its own constraints that must be taken into account. The development of renewable energy can help many sectors in the South West that are currently under significant pressure – such as agriculture – to grow sustainably into the 21st century through enhanced economic opportunities and community regeneration.
It is therefore essential for the region to be able to support the expansion of renewable energy whilst still protecting the natural environment that makes the South West unique.
regional targets provide a focus for
REvision 2020 (renewable electricity, heat and on-site generation targets for 2020)
As this is such a large report, it is recommended that you view the "Contents List & Executive Summary" first in order to see the content and therefore decide which other parts of the report you may wish to view. These are all in pdf format.
Contents List & Executive Summary (689 kb)