Assembly Written Question 17778/17-22
To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 16923/17-22, for her assessment of (i) the need for energy governance reform; and (ii) whether the complexity identified could undermine the delivery of a zero carbon and sustainable energy future.
Answer: In the Energy Strategy Policy Options Consultation which I launched last month, governance is one of six delivery priorities identified to progress energy decarbonisation.
The vision of the Energy Strategy is to achieve ‘net zero carbon and affordable energy’ by 2050. Building on the clear leadership and effective structures established to develop the Energy Strategy, a strong foundation exists to ensure the delivery of our decarbonised energy future is joined-up across different departments, levels of government and sectors.