On May the 5th we had the National Assembly for Wales elections and those elected are now in the process of forming a government. We do not know at this stage what that will look like but we do know that the vast majority of the Assembly are in support of local energy and tackling climate change. There are also a number of new assembly members who are very supportive of as highlighted in Renewable UK Cymru’s recent blog.
This period is a great opportunity to ensure that we make our voices heard. There is traditionally a 6 week period when a new government forms it’s programme for the next 5 years of government. If we want to make sure that our voices are heard this is a great opportunity to contact your new or re-elected AM and let them know about your projects and what needs to happen if we are to see more of this in Wales.
CEW in partnership with our members have produced a number of resources we hope will be useful in helping you to engage your AM’s:
CEW Manifesto – Key priorities we feel are essential to the development of Community Energy in the long term.
Sustainable Wales films – a powerful series of films which highlight the opportunity and challenges for local energy and also highlight case study examples of Welsh Community Energy projects.
Community Energy questions (1) – We and Sustainable Wales have put a list of questions together that you can use as a guide to help you engage the new assembly members on these issues.
Letter to Letter to AMs – CEW have put a draft letter together that you can send to your local candidates. We would urge you all to use this to help raise profile of community energy to your local candidates. Please feel free to adapt it for your own needs.
Write to them – Here you can find the contact details of all your local representatives including AMs, MPs and local councillors.
These tools are not restricted to AMs, they could be used to engage Councillors, Local Authorities, Community Members and other organisations. They are all free to use so please do take advantage of them. If you need hard copies of the film then please contact with Sustainable Wales.
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