Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Community energy

Ever since micro-generation became available, I have said that the party's aim of 100% of Welsh electricity demand generated by renewables by 2025 should not be achieved by imposing wind turbines on a reluctant population. On the other hand, where there was genuine consensus, community projects should be encouraged. The Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto confirms that approach. We will ensure a widespread expansion in community energy projects. Together with tidal projects, that will go a long way to meeting the target.

Our plans will make it easier for communities to start up local energy co-operatives, allowing them to use public land and developing resources to help them get going.

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