Regen have partnered with the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA), as part of the IWA’s Re-energising Wales project, to set out a number of clear recommendations on how to protect, promote and achieve scale in community and local ownership of renewable energy in Wales.

The Welsh Government have made significant steps towards achieving genuine local benefit from energy generated in Wales, including a target for 1 GW of renewable electricity capacity in Wales to be locally owned by 2030. However, without specific actions to drive forward the changes necessary to meet this target, Wales could fail to grasp the opportunity to create a thriving local energy economy that delivers a more resilient society, as envisaged in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The report contains a number of evidence-based recommendations for the Welsh Government, public bodies in Wales and network operators around shared ownership, planning and land access and grid. If acted upon, the recommendations in this report will help protect, promote and, crucially, help achieve scale in community and local ownership of renewable energy in Wales.

Read the IWA’s plan for Wales’ renewable energy future here.

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