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;
First published: 17/07/2015
- Letter to the Minister Natural Resources - 23 November 2015 PDF 239 KB
- Response from the Minister for Natural Resources - 16 December 2015 PDF 484 KB
- Report - 8 March 2016
- Welsh Government Response PDF 276 KB
- A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? (completed)