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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Welcome to the Renewable Energy section. Forestry Commission Wales manages the Welsh Government’s Woodland Estate and has a responsibility to support the delivery of Welsh Government renewable energy targets. Find out here about the development of new and existing renewable technologies that are playing a key role in achieving these targets. 
Wood Energy   Wind Energy   Hydro Energy
Wood energy   Wind energy   Hydro power  

Using more wood for energy, building and other products will help us to reduce our CO2 emissions. Read about how Forestry Commission Wales is supporting the development of wood energy, a clean, efficient and renewable energy source. Find out how to apply for grant support from our Wood Energy Business Scheme.

Wood Energy Home


The Welsh Government has identified onshore wind farms as having a key role in helping Wales meet its renewable energy obligations.  Here you can learn about the Wind Energy Programme and how it is working to integrate wind energy development in to the sustainable management of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate.

Wind Energy Home


Welsh woodlands offer opportunities to stimulate enterprise and community development and are part of the solution to tackling climate change.  Find out how we are creating opportunities for involvement in developments of hydro schemes on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate.

Hydro Power Home

Renewable Energy Case Studies   Climate Change   Useful Links
Renewable energy case studies   Climate change   Links

Forestry Commission Wales are helping Wales reach their renewable energy targets by helping businesses become greener:

  Climate change pages coming soon.