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Overview of the clean energy sector

Wales’ energy and environment sector employs over 58,000 people generating over £4.8 billion in revenue.

The sector is strong in energy and waste management, water treatment, environmental monitoring and the built environment. It is a dynamic sector with rapid innovation in areas of marine energy initiatives and low-carbon projects, utility companies investing in sustainable energy sources and the deep sea ports of Wales are equipped to support renewable projects.

Many products and services are shipped across the world, to markets across Europe, Middle East, North America and Far East, helping them with sustainable development and developing a greener and cleaner future.

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Did you know

Wales is one of the first countries in the world to have sustainability written in its statute and continues to steer its economy in innovative new directions. It is ranked as the second best country in the world for recycling and is working to eliminate landfill by 2050.

Did you know

Welsh Government has set out a legal commitment to achieve net zero emmisions by 2050. 


Welsh Government have pledged to make the country a low carbon economy and Welsh companies are working to make this happen. 


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