Floating island of 1,000 homes part of revived Swansea tidal lagoon plan

The Dragon Energy Island project would generate a combination of marine, solar and hydrogen energy

Carbon dioxide emissions
Views sought on future of UK carbon pricing post-Brexit

A joint consultation has been launched by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Wales offers £6.5m to boost use of recycled materials

Businesses can apply for grants of between £25k and £750k for circular economy projects

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Welsh Government declares climate emergency

Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths made the announcement ahead of a meeting with her UK and Scottish counterparts in Cardiff

National Trust Wales makes a splash with hydropower PPA

The 45KW Gelli Iago hydro scheme in Snowdonia will become part of Limejump’s virtual power platform

Plans for £5m climate change research centre at Cardiff Uni

It will explore how the UK can achieve rapid and far-reaching emissions reductions

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Lidl trials removal of 9p plastic bags in Wales

The supermarket chain plans to extend the move across the rest of the UK if it proves successful

Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Welsh Secretary in Japan to discuss nuclear with Hitachi

Alun Cairns’ visit comes after the Japanese firm said it would shelve the £16bn power plant last month

Wave energy
Welsh marine energy sector ‘losing crucial investment’

The Marine Energy Council claims UK Government subsidy cuts in 2016 are to blame