Welsh Government sets out plan for Clean Air Bill with coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions

The proposals are part of a consultation published alongside plans for a new clean air law for Wales

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

Welsh Government injects £1.4m into wave energy projects

The funding will support technologies to develop quick connection systems to improve the installation efficiency and infrastructure of wave power devices

Welsh Government unveils £10m fund to tackle water pollution from abandoned metal mines

Abandoned metal mines are regarded as one of the principal causes of water pollution in Wales due to discharges from underground workings and leaching of metals from spoil heaps

Wales plants £5m giant ‘National Forest’ to tackle CO2

The National Forest scheme aims to help Wales to meet carbon targets by absorbing the greenhouse gas from the air

Cardiff Council granted £21m to improve air quality

The council plans to implement various measures including a bus retrofitting programme to reduce emissions and an active travel plan to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the city centre

Fracking powers transferred to Welsh Government

It will now be responsible for granting licences for onshore extraction in the country

Welsh Government pledges £105m for waste project

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be providing £4.2 million of funding annually – or £105 million in total – for a 25-year waste-to-energy project. Prosiect Gwyrdd is a waste partnership of five local authorities in Wales to treat as much household waste as possible at the waste-to-energy plant (pictured) at Trident Park in […]

New recycling exhibits open in Wales

A project designed to show what happens to recyclable materials after they have been collected has been launched in Wales. It is part of the ‘Recycle on the Go’ fund, which was launched in October last year and aims to encourage people to recycle when they are “out and about”. Welsh science and discovery centre […]