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Wales should not limit its ambition in regards to obtaining devolved powers on energy, according to Environment and Sustainability Minister John Griffiths.

Wales should not limit its ambition in regards to obtaining devolved powers on energy, according to Environment and Sustainability Minister John Griffiths.

He was responding to a question asked by Plaid Cymru member Rhodri Glyn Thomas on 16 January 2013.

Mr Thomas said he wanted the government to clarify its position relating to devolution of powers to control energy production.

"Your manifesto only calls for the devolution of energy policy up to 100MW, but it sounds to me like you want to go devolve energy fully," Mr Thomas said.

Mr Griffiths replied that he was indeed calling for energy to be fully devolved, saying: "I don't believe we should limit our ambition with regards to the 100MW figure.

"We should have the powers to make the offers we want to potential developers."

In response to a question asked by Mick Antoniw on the proposed Severn Barrage, Mr Griffiths said that he believed more worked needed to be done on the current proposals.

"Any proposals to harness energy of the Severn Estuary would have to deal with the possible environmental impacts," he said.

Mr Griffiths also answered questions on animal welfare, genetically modified salmon and air quality in cities.

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