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Renewable Energy

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had on the tendering process conditions imposed by the Welsh Assembly Government on renewable energy company investors for schemes that exceed 50 megawatts; and if he will make a statement. (179934)

I have regular discussions about all aspects of renewable energy production in Wales, which I strongly support. However, tendering is entirely a matter for the Welsh Assembly Government. I understand prospective developers are assessed against open and objective criteria. It is important that their financial, economic and technical capacity are fully assessed so that the project can be delivered for the benefit of Wales.