Wales commits to a low carbon economy

The Welsh Government has unveiled plans to utilise tidal energy in a bid to help businesses benefit from energy efficiency opportunities and stimulate Wales' job market.

Its ‘Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition’ report, released today (March 14) by first minister Carwyn Jones, sets out its vision for sustainable low-carbon economy. It pledges to do this by ensuring energy investment contributes to Wales’ economic future and long-term wealth.

It will offer support and funding to Welsh businesses to enable them to compete for renewable energy contracts, as well as working to improve energy infrastructure and provide green skills training.

In addition, it will focus on maximising the value from energy projects, such as energy efficiency and the Anglesey Energy Island programme, which includes a new nuclear station.

Mr Jones said: “Business is essential to our energy and our economic future. We therefore aim to build on Wales’ reputation – working in partnership with the industry – to ensure that we are not only ‘open for business’ but are once again seen as a global centre for energy.

“We recognise that we must create a stable environment for long-term investment as well as supporting our vital energy intensive industries through this transition.”

Carys Matthews

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