“Ahead of his appearance at the RenewableUK Wales conference, HRS Energy founder and MD Mark Wickham explains why biomass presents a phenomenal opportunity for the nation.
With England and Wales grouped together at the Euro 2016 football tournament, competitiveness between the two nations is at fever pitch. However, in terms of their set ambitions to develop a more sustainable society, Wales is already giving England a thorough clobbering.
As part of the Environment Act passed earlier this year, the Welsh Assembly has committed, by 2050, to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80%, to meet all of its energy needs from renewable resources, and to become a zero waste society.
While the whole of the UK is bound to the first of these targets through the 2008 Climate Change Act, Cardiff’s ambition comfortably outstrips the targets currently set by Westminster around renewable energy and resource efficiency. The Environment and Sustainability Committee also recognises that the optimum energy future for Wales will involve smaller, decentralised generation which can power local homes and businesses.”
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