The Oxfordshire Plan would seek to minimise energy demand and maximise the use of renewable energy, where viable, meeting all demands for heat and power without increasing carbon emissions.
Target for 100% of energy needs for major developments to be met from renewable energy sources.
Developments would be required to maximise energy efficiency whilst integrating renewable and smart energy technologies in order to minimise energy demand.
Installation and integration of these technologies should be delivered at the development stage to avoid more costly retrofitting after completion.
The Oxfordshire Plan would support the delivery of strategic and community scale renewable energy schemes, particularly where their establishment can support development and the transition to a smart, local energy system for Oxfordshire.
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