- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges welcomes Extra £40m for warm homes & green growth
The Welsh Labour Government will invest an extra £40 million over the next four years to improve the energy efficiency of up to 25,000 homes across Wales and support other green growth initiatives.
Mike said… ‘I greatly welcome the extra investment in energy efficiency announced by the Welsh Labour Government. This is good news for local communities. Fuel Poverty is a blight on society and it is hard to believe that people are still faced with the dilemma of Heat or Eat in the 21st Century. This money will go some way to ensuring that fuel poverty will soon be a thing of the past. ‘
The funding will be targeted at households on low incomes or in deprived communities, to help them to heat their homes at a more affordable cost and improving their health and wellbeing. It will also support further green growth initiatives, building on our energy and carbon saving work to date in the Welsh public sector.
The additional money was announced as part of the Welsh Labour Government’s final Budget 2017-18.
Since 2011, the Welsh Labour Government has invested more than £217 million in its Warm Homes scheme and has improved the energy efficiency of more than 39,000 homes across Wales.
The Welsh Labour Government’s Warm Homes programme supports measures such as installing insulation, heating controls, replacement boilers and draught proofing to improve the health of people struggling to heat their homes, reduce energy emissions and create local jobs and opportunities for local companies in the energy efficiency industry.
Through the Green Growth Wales Programme, the Welsh Labour Government has also been supporting the Welsh public sector to save energy, reducing budget pressures from energy bills and reducing carbon emissions, as well as generating renewable energy on the public estate. The Welsh Government funding is repaid from the savings made, and recycled into further projects.
Further details about the Welsh Labour Government’s Warm Homes programme can be found here.