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Funding Boost of £2.2m for Community Renewable Energy Schemes

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Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant has today announced a further £2.2m will be made available via the Local Energy scheme for communities to develop their own renewable energy schemes.

The Minister has also approved a loan of £1.2m to Awel Aman Tawe Ltd to help with the construction of two 2.35MW turbines on Mynydd y Gwrhyd near Pontardawe.

Announcing the funding Carl Sargeant said:

“We are committed to working towards cutting our carbon emissions and developing alternative sources of energy as part of this. We see the future direction for energy as one of local generation and supply, based on renewable sources, and smart storage and local grid management, to provide local benefit.  This funding will help us achieve this.”

SOURCE: gov.wales