Welsh Government seeks UK funding to keep coal tips safe

It is calling on Westminster to ‘share responsibility’ and allocate funding as more than 40% of all of the UK’s coal tips are located in Wales, with many classed as high risk

Wales enforces 50mph speed limits and fines to reduce air pollution

Nitrogen dioxide levels were reduced by up to 47% by lowering the speed limits in previous trials

UK first: Developers in Wales required to consider climate risks for future projects

Flood risk and coastal erosion maps that show current risk levels as well as the risks posed by climate change have been made available for developers

Green light for £58.7m Swansea Bay City Region low carbon programme

It aims to support the creation of 1,320 jobs in the green economy through seven interlinked projects that will enhance infrastructure, research and development and commercialisation

Wales commits £3m for new power supply for Baglan Energy Park

The Welsh Government has contracted Western Power Distribution to design and build a replacement network to supply businesses following the collapse of the previous operator

Welsh Government and Ford plug in £1.8m for low carbon vehicle innovation

The Ford Low Carbon Vehicle Transition Fund seeks to address strategic industrial technical challenges associated with low carbon vehicles and encourage businesses to move beyond manufacturing internal combustion engines

Wales bans fossil fuel heating systems in new social homes from October

They must instead meet the highest energy efficiency standards to reduce carbon use during construction and when occupied, in addition to developers required to consider recycling and food waste storage

Lifestyle changes needed to address climate emergency, say Welsh majority

A majority of those surveyed also believe a net zero emissions future would be better for their wellbeing (77%) and health (80%) and around half said it would be better for the economy

Welsh Government commits £250m for 20,000 low carbon social homes

Some of the social housing for rent will go beyond net zero and produce more energy than they use

Welsh colleges awarded £2m to provide training for jobs in green economy

The courses will include areas such as electric and hybrid vehicles, environmentally-friendly heating systems and electric bikes