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£31m to turn the tide towards renewable energy

A major tidal project off Anglesey will benefit from £31m of funding in what is likely to be the last large grant from the EU’s regional funding programme.

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Back of the net! Wales becomes first UK nation to rollout fishing gear recycling scheme

Wales is taking action against marine litter as it becomes the first UK nation to introduce a recycling scheme for fishing gear.

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Welsh Government announces largest ever investment in flood protection

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today revealed the Welsh Government’s largest ever flood programme, totalling more than £214m over three years.

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Solar farm powers Morriston Hospital for 50 hours without back-up from the grid in winter months

The UK’s first hospital-owned solar farm has surpassed expectations by providing enough electricity to not only contribute to the daily power needs of Morriston Hospital in Swansea, but to also cover 100% of its demand for 50 hours.

Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters with pupils from Whitchurch Primary School

Cardiff school children welcome Wales’ largest 20mph pilot

Safer streets save lives and improves our quality of life was the message from the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters today as he welcomed the rollout of Wales’s largest 20mph pilot in Cardiff North.

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New tax rules for second homes

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as new local tax rules for holiday lets.

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First trees collected in Wales as part of ambitious give-away to fight climate change

The first people in Wales have started to collect trees as part of an ambitious Welsh Government project to fight climate change.

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Wales paves road to zero waste with recycled nappies in A487 resurface

As part of Wales’ bid to become a zero waste nation by 2050, the Welsh Government has trialled using recycled nappies to resurface a stretch of road on the A487 between Cardigan and Aberystwyth.

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Lord Burns to lead North Wales Transport Review

A new transport commission that will develop a pipeline of transport schemes for north Wales has been announced today by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters.

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Free bus travel across Newport during March

Bus passengers travelling across Newport during March will receive free travel thanks to a new pilot scheme being funded by the Welsh Government.

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£1.3m funding boost for community transport schemes

The Welsh Government is investing almost £1.3m to make it easier for people in valley communities and those without access to digital technology to benefit from new and improved public transport, Ministers have announced today.

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More cases of tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis discovered in Wales

New findings of a fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species have been reported in Wales.