Wales politics

Initial £5m funding for green growth scheme announced

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Image caption Carl Sargeant said Wales could put better use of natural resources at the heart of a stronger economy

Funding to encourage projects to make better use of Wales' natural resources has been announced by Welsh ministers.

The Green Growth Wales fund, with an initial £5m, will back initiatives such as renewable energy and waste schemes that help cut carbon emissions.

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said Wales must take advantage of a wealth of natural resources, such as wind and tidal energy.

Conservatives said they feared the fund was merely "symbolic window dressing".

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