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.
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