Welsh Government appoints new environmental protection assessor

The temporary position was created following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

Steel transport on veggie oil gets on UK rail track

The train transported 2,500 tonnes of steel product from Wales to West Midlands

Wales targets net zero emissions by 2050 but aims to ‘get there sooner’

The announcement follows a recommendation by the Climate Change Committee, which revealed net zero emissions, previously thought unachievable and unaffordable by experts, was now possible with ambitious policies and a ‘Team Wales’ effort

Nuclear power: Welsh Government signs MoU with Sizewell C Consortium

It could potentially see an investment of up to £900m in the Welsh nuclear supply chain and the creation of up to 4,700 jobs

Wales sets out plan to become ‘fly-tipping and litter-free’

People are being urged to play their part in eliminating litter and fly-tipping across the country

New consultation on improving management of industrial emissions

The UK aims to develop a tailored regime for better protecting the environment and public health from industrial pollution following Brexit

Welsh health boards granted additional £10m for energy efficiency and renewables

The funding will support energy projects being delivered by Swansea Bay University Health Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Hywel Dda University Health Board

Ofwat consults on what the water sector should look like by 2040

It has launched the ‘Future Ideas Lab’, where ideas can be submitted on how the regulator could evolve the price review to meet the challenges faced by the water sector

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

Welsh Government unveils £30m EV charging strategy

Over the next decade, the plan identifies the need for between 30,000 and 50,000 fast chargers and 2,000 to 3,5000 rapid or ultra-rapid chargers