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Clean energy action plan for Wales proposed

Proposals for a Sustainable Development Action Plan for Wales have been published by the Welsh government, including plans by the Welsh Assembly to implement a "clean energy action plan" for moving to a low carbon economy. Wales shares the UK goal of generating 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2010, but has been slower than the rest of the country in forming its policies on how it is to deliver. In its action plan, now out to consultation, the Welsh government says it will establish an increased role for Wales in developing next generation renewables technologies concentrating on "emerging marine energy and hydrogen economy systems," says environment minister Carwyn Jones. The government aims to increase energy efficiency and small scale renewable generation in all types of buildings. It is also to issue planning guidance for renewables.

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