Wales articles

Wales cuts ribbon on first food waste anaerobic digestion plant

Anaerobic digestion plant

Prosiect GwyriAD comes online, as Green Gas Certification Scheme confirms supply is set to increase to 400 million kWh by next year

15 Apr 2014

Tidal lagoon power 'could be competitive with gas', study suggests

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Developer-sponsored research calculates costs of electricity from portfolio of three lagoons would fall dramatically

21 Mar 2014

Wales: The land of opportunity in the 21st century economy


Today the Welsh Government launches its National Conversation on the Future Generations Bill - WWF-UK's David Nussbaum argues strong legislation will provide businesses with much-needed certainty

18 Feb 2014

Welsh tidal lagoon plan surges forward

Tidal Lagoon Power lodges planning application detailing how it would deliver clean power from 2018

07 Feb 2014

Could Swansea Bay turn the UK into a tidal energy powerhouse?

Tidal Lagoon Power poised to submit planning application that could bring a world-leading tidal power project to South Wales after all

14 Jan 2014

Giant tidal lagoon could inject £300m into Welsh economy

Cardiff University study underlines economic benefits of 250MW power plant planned off Swansea Bay

05 Dec 2013

Vattenfall and Aquamarine promise green jobs boost

Hundreds of jobs in the pipeline as wind and wave energy specialists accelerate investment plans

22 Oct 2013

Welsh pumped storage scheme gets green light for £100m investment

Planned site in disused slate quarries near Llanberis could provide 600MWh of low carbon electricity at peak times

03 Sep 2013

Wales smashes through 50 per cent recycling goal

Government set to meet 2012/13 target to recycle 52 per cent of waste

29 Aug 2013

Grants unwrapped for Welsh waste re-use and recycling projects

WRAP Cymru revamps £5.2m EU funding scheme to make waste project grants available to smaller businesses

16 Aug 2013

Cardiff waste to energy plant powers forward with £4.2m funding

Welsh Government says incinerator will save £500m by burning waste that cannot be recycled

05 Aug 2013

Swansea tidal lagoon powers forward with engineering giants

Costain, Atkins and Van Oord agree to construct project as plans go out for consultation

02 Jul 2013

Scotland plans five pence carrier bag levy

Environment Minister says Scotland uses more carrier bags per head than any other part of the UK

28 Jun 2013

M&S settles on ‘world’s most sustainable’ sofa

UK-manufactured £899 sofa made from coconuts set to hit shops in October

27 Jun 2013

Severn Barrage: MPs not convinced by green credentials

Report argues proposed £25bn scheme "has not demonstrated sufficient value as a low-carbon energy source to override regional and environmental concerns"

10 Jun 2013

Alstom joins £650m Swansea Bay tidal project

Engineering firm set to design and build generating units for the world's first tidal lagoon

31 May 2013

Are Britain’s ports ready to reap the benefits of offshore wind power?

As construction starts at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, BusinessGreen Plus explores how the emerging market is boosting local economies

21 May 2013

Work starts on £650m Swansea Bay tidal energy scheme

Developers say geotechnical investigation will determine scope of the project, which could be first in a series of tidal lagoons

21 May 2013

UK tidal power sector enjoys surge of interest as ResHydro reveals Scottish plans

Scottish project takes leap forward, as Tidal Lagoon also unveils share issue for green energy plant in Swansea Bay

08 Apr 2013

Northern Ireland launches plastic bag levy

From today customers in Northern Ireland will be charged at least five pence for each single use carrier bag they take home

08 Apr 2013

Green groups urge Welsh Assembly to beef up sustainability law

NGOs argue tougher rules required to ensure sustainable development legislation lives up to its billing

04 Mar 2013

Siemens dives into Wales' first tidal array project

Engineering giant says £50m Skerries project is due to be completed by 2015

28 Feb 2013

Wales urged to beef up climate resilience

Climate Change Commission for Wales sets out seven point plan to help cut emissions three per cent year-on-year

18 Feb 2013

Industry hails plan to boost quality of recycled materials

Government predicts new rule could boost economy by £31m annually, as Welsh Government unveils plan to reduce construction waste

01 Feb 2013

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