NDM8617 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 12/06/2024 | For debate on 19/06/2024

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Celebrates the role nuclear power plays in creating well-paid and high-skilled jobs, whilst delivering cheaper, cleaner and more secure energy, working towards net-zero targets.

2. Welcomes the UK Government’s continued commitment to the UK’s trident deterrent.

3. Further welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to deliver a new gigawatt power plant at Wylfa in North Wales and work with industry to deliver existing projects at Hinkley Point and Sizewell.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to expand nuclear power in Wales.


NDM8617 - 1 | Tabled on 14/06/2024

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To propose that the Senedd:

1. Supports the role that nuclear power plays alongside renewables in the Welsh Government’s plans for a green and fair transition to a low-carbon economy, ensuring all new power generated in Wales is zero emission.

2. Calls on the incoming UK Government to work in partnership with the Welsh Government to fully explore all options for a new station at Wylfa and future opportunities for Trawsfynydd, recognising the critical importance of collaboration in relation to relevant devolved powers. 

3. Welcomes the proactive role of the Welsh Government, working with the UK Government, industry and partners, to support nuclear power in Wales in order to maximise the socio-economic benefits for Wales.

NDM8617 - 2 | Tabled on 14/06/2024

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To propose that the Senedd

1. Celebrates that Wales has the natural resources to be at the forefront of the production of clean, renewable energy.

2. Believes that, properly funded, the proposed redevelopment of the Wylfa site could generate high-skilled jobs for Ynys Mon.

3. Calls on the next UK Government to:

a) devolve full powers over the Crown Estate to Wales, to ensure that our communities are able to fully benefit from offshore renewable energy developments as viable alternatives to new nuclear power stations; and

b) ensure that the development of the Wylfa site is fully aligned with the needs of the local community.