Wales puts tidal lagoons among economic priorities

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has set out his government’s five-year plan to improve the Welsh economy and public services, identifying the delivery of more renewable energy projects such as tidal lagoons as one of top priorities.

‘Taking Wales Forward’ plan outlines Welsh government’s priorities expected to deliver more and better jobs through improvements in the economy and public sectors.

The government has pledged to support the development of more renewable energy projects, including tidal lagoons and community energy schemes.

Also, the goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by at least 80% by 2050, while continuing the work to protect and enhance biodiversity and local ecosystems has been endorsed.

Welsh government has also committed to invest in the skills required for the green economy, and promote green growth and innovation.