Julie James MS meets women working in the renewable energy sector

by | Apr 30, 2024

The newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning, Julie James MS, met with more than 30 women working in the renewable energy sector in Swansea on Friday, at Cadno’s first ‘Cadno in Conversation’ event.

Women from across the renewable energy sector heard the Cabinet Secretary reflect on her time as Wales’ first Climate Change Minister and discuss energy targets, plans for Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru, the future of planning policy, and skills in the renewables industry.

Jessica Hill from Marine Energy Wales said, ‘It was really inspiring to be in the room with so many influential people in the sector, not least Julie James MS, who reflected on her achievements as Climate Change Minister and emphasised the importance of female role models, in all sectors.’

Julie James MS and Gwenllian EliasThis first event was made possible with the support of BlueFloat Energy Renantis Partnership.

Gwenllian Elias, Head of Development Celtic Sea at BlueFloat Energy Renantis Partnership, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Cadno in Conversation, providing the opportunity for people working in the renewable energy industry to network and hear from senior policy makers. There has never been a more important time for us all to come together and collaborate, as Wales stands on the threshold of a green energy revolution with floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea set to deliver economic benefits for our communities and good quality lifelong careers for the next generation.”

Cadno in Conversation events will continue throughout the year with a range of speakers and insights from Wales. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to receive news of forthcoming events.