A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?

The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee undertook an inquiry into a smarter energy future for Wales.


Terms of reference


Starting from the basis that Wales needs to rapidly reduce its carbon emissions if it is to contribute to the prevention of global average temperatures rising more than 2° Celsius, and the need to enhance energy security in Wales, we will aim to arrive at a view on:


  • how Wales can achieve a smarter energy future, including low carbon energy supply, energy demand management and energy storage, at a sufficient pace to achieve the necessary reductions in emissions;
  • whether the current infrastructure and regulatory framework can deliver these changes at the rate of change that is necessary;
  • the action that needs to be taken by citizens and the public, private and third sectors; and
  • the balance of devolved competence in this area of policy.


Follow this inquiry

Every meeting at which this inquiry was considered can be accessed under the ‘Meetings’ tab above.


Evidence from the Public

The Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 17/07/2015