Powering housing with clean energy

It’s about being more energy-efficient, cheaper to run and producing fewer CO2 emissions

 

The news from Wales:

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Climate Change: Clean energy to power all new Welsh homes from 2025

All new homes in Wales will only be heated and powered by clean energy under new Welsh Government plans.

Housing accounts for 9% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Wales. However, houses built after 2025 will be more energy-efficient, cheaper to run and produce up to 80% less CO2 emissions, under the proposals.

Wales’ largest housing association, Pobl Group, said the targets were “challenging but much needed” to address climate change. Housing contributes “significantly” to the problem, according to the Welsh Government. It said “substantial change” was needed for buildings to operate close to zero emissions by 2050.

However, it said residents could also save as much as £180 a year on bills under the proposed new standards to be implemented in Wales over the next five years.

Climate Change: Clean energy to power all new Welsh homes from 2025 | bbc.co.uk

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