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Sustainable Development Research Documents

Planning for Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Strategy

This strategy sets an overarching policy for how Worcestershire County Council(WCC) will use its resources to promote and develop its own renewable energy schemes, and sets out the role that WCC can play in supporting appropriate renewables development more generally. It focuses primarily on those actions and influences within WCC's control, but recognises that some options will require cooperation between partners.

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Renewable Energy Research Paper

The Renewable Energy Research Paper sets out the valuable contribution that renewable energy can make to Worcestershire's green economy, and explores the social and environmental benefits of increasing provision. It identifies the challenges that can slow the growth of renewables, and explores possible ways of overcoming these whilst ensuring our communities' views are heard.

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Assessment of the capacity for large-scale renewable energy in Worcestershire

This evidence-based resource assessment, completed by consultants, was commissioned in 2008 to determine the potential capacity for larger-scale renewable energy generation in Worcestershire, including potential broad locations. Please note that broad locations identified in the study do NOT imply development would be appropriate in these areas; any proposals would have to be thoroughly tested through the planning process.

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