'Red tape' barrier to green energy projects
13 May 2014 Last updated at 20:14 BST
Some community groups say they are having problems getting energy projects built because there is too much red tape.
In a bid to find new sources of income many are turning to small hydro-electric, wind and solar schemes to generate money by selling power to the National Grid.
BBC Wales environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports from Snowdonia.