Julie James, Minister for Climate Change
We set up the Renewable Energy Deep Dive to identify the barriers and actions we can take to scale up renewables in Wales in a way that retains value and benefit for our communities. With the deep dive group retained to support implementation of their recommendations, I am pleased to have published last week our first biannual update on the renewable energy deep dive. This update recognises the progress and milestones we have achieved against each of our published recommendations as well as outlining the next steps required to draw these recommendations towards completion.
I will look forward to discussing this in more detail in the upcoming debate in the Senedd on the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure (CCEI) Committee’s report on Renewable Energy in Wales.
As noted in my response to the CCEI Committee on 11 July 2022, we will follow up in the next six months with a further update as we work to address these recommendations and further break down barriers to scaling up renewable energy generation in Wales.