New examination into renewable energy support in Wales

New examination into renewable energy support in Wales: A new inquiry to analyse how the UK Government, by working with ministers in Wales, can best assist in the development of renewable energy has been launched by the Welsh Affairs Committee.

It will watch for possible opportunities for development & deployment of renewable energy in Wales and how Cardiff and Westminster shall work together to assist them.

Furthermore, the Committee will analyse the implications of COP26 – soon to be hosted in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021 – for Wales.

The offering of renewables to the energy manufacturing in Wales – which exports over half of its energy to the remainder of the UK – raised from 17.7% in 2016 to nearly a quarter in 2018.

Stephen Crabb MP, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee stated: “If the UK is to meet its aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 the development and rollout of renewable energy generators will be absolutely vital.

“Not only do they provide a reliable and clean source for energy but are also a source of opportunity for high-skilled employment and investment. They can be an important part of the post-COVID economic recovery and Wales is uniquely placed to benefit from the energy transition, particularly in wind power and marine renewables.

“Our inquiry will look at how these advantages can best be harnessed and the co-operation and support between the UK and Welsh Governments that will be needed to make renewables work. Getting renewables right in Wales can help set the tone as the UK assumes a leadership role at COP26.”

Written evidence submissions are welcomed by the Committee until 15th February 2021.

New examination into renewable energy support in Wales

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