Ministers set for questions on renewables in Wales
26 April 2021
The Welsh Affairs Committee takes evidence from Government Ministers on support for the development of the renewable energy industry in Wales and how this will assist the UK meeting its climate targets.
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Thursday 29 April 2021 via Zoom
- David T.C. Davies MP, Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Wales
- Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
On 20 April, the UK Government announced its intention to set “the world’s most ambitious climate target” of a 78% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2035. The target is expected to become law in June, just months ahead of the UN’s COP26 climate summit set to be held in Glasgow in November.
Wales Office Minister David T.C. Davies MP and the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, the Minister responsible for energy and clean growth, are expected to be questioned on:
- Government plans for decarbonisation in the Energy White Paper and how it intends on meeting the new 2035 target;
- National Grid capacity upgrades that Wales may need to encourage further renewable development;
- opportunities for Wales in the renewables sector and at COP26.
This session will be the final oral evidence session of the Committee’s Renewable Energy in Wales Inquiry.
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