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Today’s Policy Dispatch episode takes us to the rolling green hillsides of Wales. Home to abundant natural beauty but also plentiful renewable energy sources, the Celtic nation has ambitious clean power targets to hit that could make it a leader in Europe, if not the world. Climate is now an important issue in a country that was defined by fossil fuels for much of its recent history and in 2019 the Welsh Parliament actually became the first in the world to formally declare a climate emergency.
Sam was fortunate enough to chat with Welsh climate minister Julie James about the country’s big decarbonisation plans, as part of a discussion that also delved into the importance of community-led energy projects.
Diolch, enjoy the show!
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