Wales 'has huge potential for renewable energy'

22 Oct 2010
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Wales 'has huge potential for renewable energy'

Wales could be one of the nations at the forefront of the push towards the usage of renewable energy, because it has huge potential for developments.

This is according to Jake Griffiths, the Wales Green Party leader, who was reacting to the news that the planned £30 billion investment in a hydroelectricity facility at the Severn Estuary is to be scrapped.

He welcomed the announcement from the UK energy and climate change minister Chris Huhne, stating that the plans would have had a negative impact on the environment.

"We have a huge untapped renewable energy potential which successive governments have failed to develop, putting Britain near the bottom of European renewable energy generators," he added.

Mr Griffiths said Wales should follow the example of the leaders of European energy generators - Spain and Denmark.

Time magazine reports that at the European Future Energy Forum this week, David Howell, the British Commonwealth minister, stated that a European energy policy is not going to happen. 

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