Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£6m to help older people live independently in their home
- European approval for new Wales RDP
- Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
- £6m to help older people live independently in their home
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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When we use energy, a greenhouse gas called carbon dioxide (CO2) is released. We want to reduce CO2 emissions in Wales. So, we are looking to produce more of our energy from renewable and low carbon energy sources.
Renewable technologies use the energy of wind, tides, waves, plant material, vegetation, or farming waste as a fuel or energy source.
Our energy policy, Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition, sets out how Wales will move from fossil fuel based energy generation to utilise a wider mix of energy sources, which are mainly renewable or low in carbon.
Other low carbon energy sources
Gas will be an important fuel to help Wales towards a low carbon future. It is a fossil fuel, but it releases less CO2 than oil or coal, but we can’t rely on gas until technology is developed to capture and store the carbon that gas releases and stop it entering the atmosphere.
Nuclear is also a low carbon technology.