Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

Wales-Wide Energy Report to be launched at Radyr Weir

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

An influential Welsh Assembly Committee is launching a report on future energy generation in Wales at City of Cardiff Council’s Radyr Weir hydroelectric scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Environment and Sustainability Committee of the National Assembly for Wales have chosen to introduce their report A Smarter Energy Future for Wales at Radyr Weir hydro scheme because it is an example of the sort of innovative projects they are recommending in their Wales-wide report. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, Cllr Ramesh Patel said “I welcome the fact that the Environment and Sustainability Committee have chosen Radyr Weir to launch their report as I believe it is a perfect example of best practice for other Councils and agencies to follow. We are justly proud of this scheme which is expected to generate enough electricity to power 550 homes every year and intend to officially open the hydro this Spring.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, Alun Ffred Jones AM said: “Limiting future climate change by radically reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere is one of the greatest challenges faced globally and yet addressing this challenge also presents opportunities to significantly enhance the well-being of current and future generations. Underpinning the moral case for reducing Wales’s carbon emissions are international and domestic commitments to limiting average global temperature rises. In Wales we have taken a further step by establishing a legally-binding emissions reduction target. Wales’s only chance of meeting this target is to transform the way we all think about energy; its generation, distribution, storage and conservation.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Environment and Sustainability Committee’s report A Smarter Energy Future for Wales is launched at Radyr Weir on March 08, 2016 at 09:30am. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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