Wales could meet all its energy needs from renewables by 2035 if it boosts investment in the right areas now, and take a lead in a job-creating green economy.
This enticing prospect is outlined in a new report from the independent think tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs, published last week.
It is one of the most ambitious of the many such reports produced around the world, and summarises four years work, and a collection of earlier, detailed reports on different elements of the plan.
It bears close study as a realistic look at what could be done in a region close to our own (though a little larger), and includes a 10 point plan for “urgent and essential actions” that covers funding, home building and conversion, community ownership, land use, grid upgrades, marine and bioenergy and ways to decarbonise transport.
Read or download the full report here. (pdf)