Wales targets marine energy in green power push

Wales aims to become a leading country in developing marine energy, Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford announced yesterday

Wales aims to become a leading country in developing marine energy, Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford announced yesterday.

Speaking at the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Edinburgh, Drakeford said the marine energy sector “can play a significant role” in helping Wales achieve its target of generating 70% of its power from renewables by 2030.

“Over the last 18 months, the EU and Welsh government has invested in a number of marine energy projects, including Morlais Consent, the Marine Energy Test Area in Pembrokeshire, Bombora Wavepower and Marine Power Systems, as well as ongoing support for Marine Energy Wales,” he said.

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