Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, has announced Wales’ ambition to meet 100% of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2035. The announcement comes alongside a consultation on the issue, to allow interested parties to provide their feedback on the detail of the ambition.
The target is an uplift on the existing aim to generate 70% of Wales’ electricity use from renewables by 2030.
The announcement also uplifts the requirement for community ownership from the current level of 1GW by 2030, to 1.5GW by 2035.
The Môr Glas and Môr Gwyrdd projects offer a superb opportunity to get closer to the community ownership objective; we are committed to retaining as much of the projects as possible within a genuine community ownership structure.
Commenting on the proposals, Joseph Kidd said:
“We welcome these ambitious and forward-thinking proposals from Welsh Government. The future of Wales will be based on renewable energy, and the Mor Glas and Mor Gwyrdd projects will demonstrate how large commercial projects can also make a huge contribution to Wales’ community energy sector.”