The Research Service publishes a fortnightly Brexit update, for the Assembly’s External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, on the latest government, parliament, EU and other relevant announcements and reports on Brexit.
This article provides some background information ahead of the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s statement in Plenary on Wednesday (24 May 2017), titled ‘Assessment for Learning – A distinct Welsh approach’.
What is Bovine TB and what is the disease picture in Wales?
Bovine TB (bovine tuberculosis) is an infectious and chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and usually affects the lungs and lymph nodes of cattle. The latest figures for Wales show that in the 12 months to end January 2017, 10,002 cattle were slaughtered (this includes cattle with the disease and those exposed to M.bovis).
The Environment and Sustainability Committee of the Fourth Assembly conducted an inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales, which recommended that Wales should “set up an ‘umbrella’ not-for-profit energy service company”.
This Research Briefing (PDF, 1.66MB) is the first in a series of policy briefings on low carbon energy in Wales. It introduces the national and global context for low carbon energy in relation to the energy trilemma, and outlines the policy landscape in Europe, the UK and Wales. Subsequent briefings will provide a summary of low carbon energy statistics in Wales and the role of low carbon energy in electricity, heat and transport.