Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Energy Efficiency Strategy
In 2007 Dorset County Council, with funding from the local authorities in Dorset and Government Office for the South West commissioned the Centre for Sustainable Energy to develop an Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. The Dorset Energy Group has steered the development of the strategy.
The Strategy includes the domestic, business, public (local authorities only), and community and charitable sectors, and covers both energy efficiency and fuel poverty.
Developing a coherent strategy to improve energy efficiency and curb energy demand across Dorset is a key element of realising the potential within the county to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty and save energy costs.
The strategy itself, has been designed to deliver a step change in performance in both energy efficiency and fuel poverty in order to enable Dorset to meet the Government's challenging carbon dioxide reduction targets – 30% reduction by 2020.
The strategy also addresses fuel poverty (when a household spends more than 10% of its income to keep adequately warm) seeking to eliminate it by 2016.
The final version of The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Energy Efficiency Strategy and action plan (2009) (PDF, 829kb) (opens in a new window) is being implemented by the Dorset Energy Partnership and its working groups.