Rejected petition Free electricity to all residents within a 2 mile radius (as the crow flies) of Wind Turbines

We are seeing increasing deployment of large scale wind turbines owned by private and institutional investors with no local benefit for residents to achieve free electricity or at a minimum, lower electricity bills

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

Petitions to the Senedd must call for a specific action that falls within the powers of the Senedd or Welsh Government.

Schedules 7A and 7B of the Government of Wales Act 2006 set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ to the UK Parliament - i.e. areas where only the UK Parliament or Government, not the Senedd or Welsh Government, can act.

The generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity is reserved by paragraph 96 of Schedule 7A to GoWA 2006. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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