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Welsh Government and network operators to work together on plan as UK first for integrated energy grid for net zero.
The Welsh Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero requires rapid transformation of our energy system, to enable the decarbonisation of home heating, transport and industry.
Views are being sought on potential changes to local taxes which could be used by local authorities to tackle the effects that large numbers of second homes and commercial holiday lets can have in some parts of Wales.
The use of fossil fuels to heat newly built social homes will end from October 1st as Welsh Government commits to renewable energies and cutting edge technologies in its new build standards, published today.
An overwhelming majority of people in Wales [84%] believe that the way we live our lives needs to substantially change to address the climate emergency, according to results from a government survey of 1,149 Welsh participants.
Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250million in 2021/22 for 20,000 new low carbon homes.
The Welsh Government has today (Wednesday, July 14) announced it will fund fire safety surveys for multi-occupied buildings over 11 metres to ensure the highest standard of safety for residents.
In the Senedd later today, Minister for Climate Change Julie James will set out an “ambitious three-pronged approach” to address the impact of second home ownership on Wales’ communities.
“Gwent Levels vitally important to South Wales and the world – we will work to protect them” – Climate Change Minister
Climate Change Minister Julie James today set out her determination to further protect the internationally-important Gwent Levels as she visited the site.
A new £10m grant will be introduced this month to help people in private rented accommodation who are struggling to pay their rent because of the pandemic.
The new Minister for Climate Change has said that the Welsh Government’s new Programme for Government will have a central focus on the environment while warning “we will all need to do much more to reduce our carbon emissions over the next 10 years than we have in the last 30”.
**DIARY MARKER - Not for publication, broadcast or social media** | We must keep following the science, says new Climate Change Minister
When: Thursday, June 10 - 3pm to 4.30pm
Where: Lisvane and Llanishen reservoirs.
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