Solar and wind power
New inquiry into renewable energy support launched in Wales

It will look for potential opportunities for development and deployment of renewable energy in Wales and how Cardiff and Westminster should work together to support them

Tidal energy project on remote North Welsh island secures £1.2m funding

The project is claimed to turn Bardsey Island into the world’s first ‘blue energy’ island which could be entirely powered by wave energy

Wales launches £3.5m fund for circular economy projects

Projects must support the transition towards a zero waste and zero carbon Wales by keeping materials in circulation for as long as possible and avoiding waste

Welsh Government invests £10m to boost energy efficiency in social housing

Some of the upgrades that will be trialled include the installation of heat pumps, intelligent energy systems and solar panels

Wales consults on new plans to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035

One of the key proposals will see continuous investment to deliver home energy efficiency improvements through the Warm Homes Programme

New £2m fund for sustainable food packaging hub in Wales

The AMRC Cymru will develop an emerging technology demonstrator that will accelerate the adoption of waste-reducing innovations in the food and drinks packaging industry

Total wins seabed rights for 96MW floating wind project off Wales

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between the oil giant and Simple Blue Energy, plans to install a 96MW project in the Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea, 44 kilometres from shore

Welsh Government announces £9.5m social housing retrofit programme to slash energy bills

The scheme will support the fitting of energy efficiency measures in up to 1,000 existing social homes

Wales fired up for low carbon heat with £8m government funding

The UK Government is supporting the development of a heat network in Cardiff and a combined heat and power plant in Bridgend

Water regulator Ofwat appoints first Head of Wales

Bethan Evans will take on the role from 1st September 2020