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Britain is the windiest country in Europe and Wales has a lot of wind, but a great deal more energy could be generated from this clean, natural and abundant source. In February 20221, the Senedd published Future Wales: the national plan 2040 which states Wales' wind and tidal resources, potential for solar generation, support for both large and community scaled projects and commitment to ensuring the planning system provides a strong lead for renewable energy development, mean Wales is well placed to support the renewable sector, attract new investment and reduce
carbon emissions.

This feeds into a UK-wide renewable energy strategy. With Wales being one of the windiest parts of Britain, wind power would naturally play a key role. However, all regions of England also have renewable energy targets, and most regions are also aiming to include onshore wind as a significant part of their energy mix. This is because onshore wind, alongside large scale solar, is currently the cheapest and most established renewable energy technology available.

RES is a responsible developer, and we take the siting of our wind farms very seriously indeed. We are undertaking comprehensive site investigations, looking at wind speeds, landscape impacts, biodiversity, hydrology, recreation interests, archaeological interests and others, to ensure that the wind farm is as sympathetic as practicable to the surrounding environment.