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Month: September 2016

Money for coastal energy projects

Coastal Communities funding is provided by the Crown Estates using income generated from the Wales’ coastal waters, and provides a fantastic opportunity to support renewable energy. The recently launched fourth year of funding, delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, is gives an opportunity for businesses in coastal areas working in the energy and environment sectors. Businesses can access non-repayable grant funding of up to £300,000 to test new ideas or products, expand their services or improve their business model to promote job creation and economic growth. Sian Callaghan, Chair of the Coastal Communities Fund Wales Committee said: “The environment is a key asset for Wales and the Coastal Communities Fund aims to harness the opportunities it provides to residents and businesses. Renewable markets are rapidly growing and forming a greater part of our business eco-system. The Fund is seeking to support creative products, services and businesses in their supply chains which will help establish the Coastal areas of Wales as key economic catalysts.” Speaking about the opportunity, David Clubb said: “The marine renewable energy sector has the potential to provide valuable employment and revenue-generating opportunities for coastal communities the length and breadth of Wales. “RenewableUK Cymru is delighted to promote this fund, which could make a real difference to people, businesses and communities on our coastline”. Further information and application materials for Coastal Communities Fund are available on the...

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Arian ar gyfer prosiectau ynni arfordirol

Arian Cymunedau Arfordirol yn cael ei ddarparu gan y Ystadau’r Goron yn defnyddio incwm a gynhyrchir o ddyfroedd arfordirol Cymru ‘, ac yn darparu cyfle gwych i gefnogi ynni adnewyddadwy. Y bedwaredd flwyddyn a lansiwyd yn ddiweddar o gyllid, a gyflwynir gan y Gronfa Loteri Fawr, yn darparu cyfle cyffrous i fusnesau mewn ardaloedd arfordirol, gwasanaethu y sector allweddol ynni a’r amgylchedd. Gall busnesau gael gafael ar gyllid grant heb fod yn ad-daladwy o hyd at £ 300,000 i brofi syniadau neu gynnyrch newydd, ehangu eu gwasanaethau neu wella eu model busnes i hyrwyddo creu swyddi a thwf economaidd. Dywedodd Siân Callaghan, Cadeirydd Pwyllgor Cymru y Gronfa Cymunedau Arfordirol: “Mae’r amgylchedd yn ased allweddol ar gyfer Cymru a’r Gronfa Cymunedau Arfordirol yw harneisio’r cyfleoedd y mae’n eu darparu i drigolion a busnesau. marchnadoedd Adnewyddadwy yn tyfu’n gyflym ac yn ffurfio rhan fwy o’n eco-system busnes. Mae’r Gronfa yn ceisio cefnogi cynnyrch, gwasanaethau a busnesau creadigol yn eu cadwyni cyflenwi a fydd yn helpu i sefydlu ardaloedd arfordirol Cymru fel catalyddion economaidd allweddol. ” Wrth siarad am y cyfle, dywedodd David Clubb: “Mae gan y sector ynni adnewyddadwy morol y potensial i ddarparu cyflogaeth gwerthfawr a chyfleoedd sy’n cynhyrchu refeniw ar gyfer cymunedau arfordirol ar hyd a lled Cymru. “RenewableUK Cymru yn falch iawn i hyrwyddo’r gronfa hon, a allai wneud gwahaniaeth go iawn i bobl, busnesau a chymunedau ar...

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Aled Jenkins

Aled Jenkins ALED JENKINS IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNGCARDIFF, SOUTH WALES, JULY 2016 ALED JENKINS YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNGCAERDYDD, DE CYMRU, Gorffennaf 2016 Aled with his X-Pan II – the camera he takes on all filming assignments Aled with his daily filming tool – a Sony F5 4k  camera Aled’s preferred film cameras. Aled Jenkins studied Photography and Film at Plymouth College of Art and Design before working as a photojournalist, specialising in covering conflicts around the world. In 1992, he returned to Wales to train as a television cameraman and has been freelance since 1997 – in demand both in the UK and abroad as a skilled cameraman and documentary film maker. Aled is the recipient of the 2016 BAFTA Cymru award for Best Factual Photography for his work on the BBC series ‘Patagonia’. Ffoton talks with Aled about his career and his ongoing love of stills photography. Bu Aled Jenkins yn astudio ffotograffiaeth a ffilm yn ysgol Gelf a Dylunio Plymouth cyn gweithio fel newyddiadurwr ffotograffig gan ganolbwyntio ar ohebu mewn gwledydd yn dioddef o wrthdaro a rhyfel led led y byd. Yn 1992 dychwelodd i Gymru ac hyfforddi fel dyn camera a gweithio ym myd teledu. Y mae Aled wedi gweithio yn y maes ers 1997. Y mae’n gweithio’n gyson yn y DU a thramor ac yn cael ei gydnabod fel dyn camera a dogfen medrus iawn....

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Wales wants renewables

WWF, one of Wales’ leading environmental organisations, recently published an independent poll demonstrating the deep well of support in Wales for renewable energy. In a statement to mark the first 100 days of the new Welsh Government, the organisation has called on the First Minister to maintain focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Only 9% of respondents disagreed with the notion that Welsh Government should invest in projects that reduce emissions. Similar figures disagreed with ideas about investing more in domestic energy efficiency, renewable electricity and renewable heat. Most people (62%) thought that protection of the environment should lie at the heart of Wales’ decision-making. WWF Cymru has a long track record of supporting renewable energy in Wales Interestingly, the survey questioned people across the UK on what they think about Welsh Government’s focus on energy, rather than just asking people in Wales. However this did not prevent the majority (53%) of respondents expressing an interest in the Welsh Government’s approach to renewable energy. Commenting on the survey results, David Clubb said: “This survey builds on our own independent surveys which continue to demonstrate the strong support for renewable energy by the vast majority of the people of Wales. “We welcome the work by WWF Cymru, and endorse the call for energy efficiency and renewable energy being part of the bedrock of a sustainable economy in Wales.” ...

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