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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Wales article and is for news and comment in that context.


Dec 23 Net zero carbon neighbourhood to be built in south Wales [1]

May 18 ‘This is a wake-up call’: the villagers who could be Britain’s first climate refugees [2]

Mar 2 Meet the world's first 'minister for the unborn' [3]

Jan 24 Machynlleth declares 'climate emergency' [4]

Jan 5 Going plastic-free: The rise of zero-waste shops [5]


Renewables made up 48% of Welsh electricity use in 2017, Nov 20 [6]


Wales recycling efforts shine on the world stage, Mar 13 [7]

Fishguard’s Transition Cafe wins award! Mar 6 [8]

Inside Glanrhyd, the first solar 'eco hamlet' in Wales, Jan 6 [9]


Bethesda energy club shares hydro power in UK first, Dec 13 [10]

The first village in Wales to be powered by the sun, Oct 24 [11]

New campaign by Wales’ leading walking and cycling organisations to urge people to have their say on how their communities could be better designed for getting around on foot and by bike, Aug 8 [12]

New traffic-free route in Pembrey to boost local economy, Aug 2 [13]

Planning Appeal Success for Sustainable Community, Jul 1 [14]

Have your say in your local projects, Jun 28 [15]

Using surplus food to power community growth, Mar 11 [16]

Transition Bro Gwaun present to the Welsh Climate Change Commission, Mar 7 [17]

Filling the streets with food, Mar 3 [18]

A green Wales is taking off - in spite of UK government policies, February 16 [19]


How Charlie and Meg's self-built, natural home finally received planning permission with the help of the One Planet Council, November 11 [20]

The seriously big hydro, Oct 22 [21]

Plastic bag use down 70% in Wales since charges began, September 4 [22]

Community farm in the pipeline for Caldicot, July 29 [23]

'Hobbit house' family succeeds in quest to save home from bulldozers, July 15, [24]

"Wales to have a ground-breaking sustainable development law", March 17 [25]

Welsh government suspends fracking, February 4 [26]


Welsh village raises funds for major hydro project, October 9 [27]

Llanelli leading the way in the UK for sustainable drainage, February 8 [28]


Active Travel Bill set to revolutionise travel in Wales, September 25 [29]

Welsh Government launches Active Travel (Wales) Bill, which will place an obligation on local authorities throughout Wales to incorporate, develop and maintain an integrated network of cycling and walking routes, February 18 [30]


Doha's most progressive country on climate change? Wales. Unlike the other 193 countries in Doha, Wales is about to introduce a unique legal requirement of all its public bodies. [31] December 6


Merthyr incinerator scrapped, [32] October 24

A Welsh National Forest through the South Wales Valleys. Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust) has now floated the idea of creating a National Forest Park in the south Wales Valleys, as a way ensuring that the area gains greater benefit from tree planting and woodland, as part of its ‘manifesto’ in advance of the Welsh General Election on 5 May. [33] April 19

Project to generate tidal energy in Ramsey Sound off Pembrokeshire given the go ahead. Tidal Energy Limited’s 1.2MW ‘Deltastream’ device will provide green electricity to the local distribution network during its 12 month test period, with the potential to power up to 1,000 homes. [34] March 31


Pembrokeshire now has recognised over 50 off-grid homes, [35] January 18


Ecovillage in Pembrokeshire hills wins £350k hub grant, [36] December 21

32% of children in Wales still living in poverty, [37] June 25


Friends of the Earth appalled by Sustainable Development Commission's Severn Barrage recommendations. "A combination of a smaller barrage and tidal lagoons would produce more energy with more flexibility, are cheaper and would cause less damage," [38] October 1

Jury’s still out on the Severn barrage, say Greenpeace [39] October 1

Severn Barrage must pass tough sustainability tests, Sustainable Development Commission [40] October 1