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Wales plans for public-owned energy developer have ‘no clarity,’ say Tories

26 Oct 2022 2 minute read
Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders MS has called for greater clarity on Welsh Government plans for a publicly-owned renewable energy developer in Wales.

Plans for a Welsh Government-owned renewable energy developer in Wales have no clarity and no detail about how much it will cost, Welsh Conservatives have said.

Yesterday, 25 October, Minister for Climate Change Julie James announced plans for Wales to have a publicly-owned renewable energy developer, created in response to energy insecurity, the cost-of-living crisis and the increasing threats posed by the climate emergency.

The Minister said energy profits created in Wales will deliver greater benefit for people in Wales.

Surplus funds generated through the new developer will go back into the public purse to be reinvested in improving energy efficiency in homes in Wales and creating good quality, home grown, clean energy jobs.

Delivering on aims to have more than one gigawatt of locally-owned generation by 2030, the new state-owned energy developer will scale up renewable energy rollout, initially through the development of onshore wind projects on the Welsh Government woodland estate.

Responding to the statement, Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders MS said: “As we face the ever-pressing issue of climate change and the increasing cost of energy, a new approach to renewable energy is needed in Wales. Unfortunately, Labour’s new plan provides no clarity.

“There has been no detail as to how much money is going to be invested and no clarity as to how this plan will fit with the existing Energy Service.

“Labour ministers must listen to Welsh Conservative plans to establish a £150 million Wales Marine Energy Investment Fund to ensure Wales has access to vast amounts of clean and affordable energy.”


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The Original Mark
The Original Mark
1 month ago

Is this the tories panicking because the Welsh government have possibly hit on a money making idea that westminster has no control over?

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
30 days ago

To answer your question, yes.

Gareth
Gareth
30 days ago

One just has to acknowledge the absurdity of the Tory part in Cymru. This woman is telling our gov to spend £150 million on energy projects, while her leader in Cardiff openly admitted we are being denied £billions in rail monies alone, as ART Davies recently asked himself for the HS2 money. Why do they think they can complain when it is they who are shortchanging us in the first place. Speak up for the people who voted for you, and tell London we want and need our share.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
30 days ago

Tory policy is not fit for humanity or Earth says the electorate.

Windy
Windy
30 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Your right there
New pm and cabinet in Westminster that lied to try and save Boris
Just waiting to see what new lies come from across the border

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
29 days ago

JFS knows all about ‘no clarity’ telling Y Senedd our energy bills are capped at two and a half grand.

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