The Welsh government’s climate change minister has announced plans to develop 20,000 low-carbon social homes for rent in Wales by 2026. The goal is to address both the nation’s housing shortage and its greenhouse gas . According to housing associations, there could be thousands of job and training opportunities. Opponents of the Welsh government, on the other hand, have stated that they would have gone further and constructed more.

“All of the homes will fulfill “bold, new quality and environmental requirements,” according to the government.

• How can you make your home more environmentally friendly?
• From 2025, all new residences will be powered by clean energy.
• Over the next 20 years, thousands of new council houses will be built.

Some might even turn into little power plants, generating more electricity than they use with green technology. The energy may then be sent to the national grid and used to power additional residences. Ministers have committed £250 million to increase spending on social homes for rent in 2021-22.