NDM8616 - Debate on Members’ Legislative Proposal

Tabled on 12/06/2024 | For debate on 26/06/2024

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a community energy benefits Bill.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) ensure that renewable energy developments have a direct benefit for local communities, and that loss of amenity for communities is a key consideration in determining whether large energy infrastructure projects proceed;

b) require profit from renewable energy developments to be kept in the local area;

c) make local ownership a mandatory element in every energy generation development;

d) mandate the use of renewable technology in all new buildings, significant redevelopments and extensions; and

e) utilise all viable brownfield options before any greenfield site can be considered, especially if remote and diverse habitats are to be affected and or access and infrastructure is limited or non-existent.