GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, is backing ambitious new proposals set out by the Welsh Labour Government which would lead to all new homes in Wales being heated and powered only from clean energy sources from 2025. The move would make all new homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run.
The consultation proposals unveiled by Welsh Labour’s Housing Minister, Julie James AM, are part of wider Welsh Government plans to address the climate emergency it declared last year.
Rebecca Evans AM said:
“The Welsh Labour Government’s proposals will not only help tackle climate change, but they will also help to keep down household energy costs now and in the future.
“The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time and housing is a key contributor to it. Housing currently accounts for 9% of Welsh greenhouse gas emissions.
“If we are to tackle the climate crisis and meet the ambitious target set by the Welsh Labour Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050, we need to take action now.”