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Challenges for renewable energy development in Wales

Norris, Laura and Porter, Julie 2013. Challenges for renewable energy development in Wales. Contemporary Wales 26 (1) , pp. 45-60.

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Over the past decade, renewable energy development has received increased attention in response to challenges posed by climate change, peak oil and, more recently, the global recession. Due to this multitude of factors, ‘green jobs’ focusing on renewable energy development have been identified by policy-makers as a way of transitioning economic systems in the post-recession society. Using qualitative research gathered during the KIMERAA project, from 2010–2011, this paper will discuss the regional conditions needed for this sustainable transition. The south west Wales region is the case study location due to its prominent non-renewable energy industry of liquefied natural gas, and its emerging marine energy industry, particularly wave and tidal energy. In this context, the impact of this transition in renewable energy policy will also feature, evaluating limitations it may pose in the case of Wales. This policy will be contrasted with other renewable energy development policies found within the UK.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0951-4937
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Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:05

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