This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
To help ensure a robust evidence base to support the deployment of renewable energy, in 2010 DECC published a renewable and low-carbon capacity assessment methodology
(PDF, 547KB, 49 pages)
. These assessments have now been completed by each region to help support local authorities and communities make the most of opportunities for renewable energy deployment in their areas. A review of approaches adopted by the regions to the methodology has been produced by the National Non-Food Crop Centre.