The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today raised the bar for political ambition in renewable energy in Wales.
Last year we were delighted to report on Plaid Cymru’s call for 100% of electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2035.
In today’s publication, “Towards a Greener Tomorrow“, the Liberal Democrats go one better by calling for the same target, but by a full decade earlier, citing the huge urgency promulgated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Liberal Democrats also call for Carbon to have a budget in Wales, to be published alongside the fiscal budget on an annual basis. The end point of this Carbon Budget would be net-zero GHG emission by 2050.
The publication specifies strong targets on energy efficiency, with reductions of 50% in energy use for heat and electricity by 2030.
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Commenting on the proposals, David Clubb said:
“We were delighted last year to highlight Plaid’s proposal that 100% of Wales’ electricity should come from renewable sources by 2035, and are very pleased that the Liberal Democrats have run with the gauntlet to promote an even more ambitious proposal.
“The parallel strands of renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon budgeting will provide a compelling framework for Wales to be a truly green economy by the middle of the 21st Century.
“We very much look forward to seeing what the other parties offer to the electorate ahead of the Assembly elections in May, and hope that they will strive to match – or exceed – this great offer from the Liberal Democrats”