This Research Briefing (PDF, 1.66MB) is the first in a series of policy briefings on low carbon energy in Wales. It introduces the national and global context for low carbon energy in relation to the energy trilemma, and outlines the policy landscape in Europe, the UK and Wales. Subsequent briefings will provide a summary of low carbon energy statistics in Wales and the role of low carbon energy in electricity, heat and transport.
The Research Service acknowledges the parliamentary fellowship provided to Jeni Spragg by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which enabled this briefing paper to be completed.
Article by Sean Evans, National Assembly for Wales Research Service.