The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and
Sustainability Committee undertook an inquiry into energy policy and planning in Wales. The terms of reference for the review were as
are the implications for Wales if responsibility for consenting major
onshore and offshore energy infrastructure projects remains a matter that
is reserved by the UK Government?
does this affect achievement of the Welsh Government’s aspirations for
various forms of renewable and low carbon energy as set out in the Energy
does this affect delivery of the Welsh Government’s target for a 3 per
cent reduction in Green House Gas emissions per annum from 2011?
will be the impact if consenting decisions on major infrastructure projects
and associated development are not all taken in accordance with Welsh
Alongside these questions, the Committee also considered the
two petitions about Welsh Government planning guidance as it relates to onshore
wind energy and the impact on local communities and infrastructure.