Wales to get power over fracking

Wales will be given the power to make decisions on fracking and a wide range of other energy projects under a devolution package unveiled by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. That means Welsh ministers could go ahead with the moratorium on fracking, which it announced last month. Making the announcement at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, the […]

Westminster under fire as Wales gets no electric car charge points

Plaid Cymru has slammed a government decision to leave Wales without a single electric vehicle charging point. This week, Westminster unveiled the regions which have successfully won funding for electric car points: the Midlands; Greater Manchester; East of England; Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, Milton Keynes and the North East of England already have charging […]

Wales launches green ports study

The Welsh Assembly Government is to assess the impact of green energy projects on ports across Wales. It has commissioned a study to identify and review current and future green energy developments which may have affect ports, including offshore wind, onshore wind, tidal and wave energy. The report will review the needs of low-carbon energy […]

Scottish Power warns of Welsh language law costs

Scottish Power is warning that a proposed Welsh language law could cost energy companies millions of pounds and lead to hikes in bills for customers. Scottish Power owns the Manweb electricity supply business in North Wales. It is not presently required to provide a service in Welsh, however it already operates a bilingual service for […]

Food recycling first for Wales

Two councils in Wales are planning to turn food leftovers into renewable energy or compost. Powys and Ceredigion local authorities send about 15,000 tonnes of food waste a year to a shared landfill site near Llanidloes. In the future they plan to instead send the scraps to a special conversion plant, which they hope will […]