The Welsh Government accepted that all decisions that it makes have to be in line with the concept of the welfare of future generations. This makes Wales probably the most progressive of all the home nations certainly far more so than the UK Government where all decisions can be overridden by the needs of security or finance. I am amazed and delighted that Powys County Council have now unanimously passed the following motion.
“This Council in seeing Powys as the Green Heart of Wales;
> 1. Acknowledges that the potential impacts of Climate Change are of significant concern:
> 2. Asks the pension trustees to look into the possibility/legalities of developing a strategy of divestment from fossil fuels
> 3. Supports the principles of Zero Carbon Britain and the work done by CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)
> 4. Encourages the development of Hydrogen production and technologies in Powys utilising the clean environment, water and energy supply
> 5. Highlights that zero carbon technologies and new zero carbon producing economic opportunities that are sympathetic to Powys’ rural landscape, should be considered as part of the Mid Wales Growth deal thus giving us a USP (Unique Selling Point)
> 6. That the authority should put in place an economically feasible strategy to reduce its carbon output and strive to develop best environmental practice in its buildings
> 7. That the authority should look into best practice from other authorities.