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

Wales launches action plan to manage carbon-storing peatlands

Peat is made up of organic carbon which has been trapped in the earth for thousands of years and plays a crucial role in naturally trapping and storing carbon

Record year for recycling in Wales as it exceeds 64% target

It has achieved a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local authorities having delivered against the increased target in the very first year

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