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How can Wales get the most from its renewables?

The four countries of the UK now have very different energy consenting powers

By Jane Davidson  

The UK has an unusual relationship with energy policy and delivery. On the one hand, we have the most liberalised energy provision in Europe, with energy generation having been sold to the market two decades ago—mostly to other countries’ national providers; on the other hand, the UK Government retains control of energy policy to have “a single market and regulatory system” and a “unified planning regime.” In reality that disappeared in a puff of smoke when differential devolution of powers…

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