All new homes to be powered by renewables from 2025

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The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposals which would mean that all new homes built in Wales from 2025 are powered by renewables.

The proposal forms part of a suite of measures designed to address the climate emergency and reduce carbon emissions from housing – which accounts for around 9% of all emissions in Wales.

“The new homes being built today will exist in 2050. Therefore, we must ensure the standards we set for these homes put us on the right path. This involves improving energy efficiency and moving to cleaner ways to heat our homes.”
– Local Government & Housing Minister, Julie James (Lab, Swansea West)

The measures would be implemented in stages – starting with improved energy efficiency from this year – with the aim for all homes built from 2025 onwards cutting emissions by up to 80% compared to homes built to current standards.

The consultation – available here – closes on 12th March 2020.