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Climate change: Wales set to build 20,000 low-carbon social homes

05/08/2021 04:26 PM | Click to read full article

Plans to build 20,000 low-carbon social homes for rent in Wales by 2026 have been set out by the Welsh government's climate change minister.

The hope is to tackle both a housing shortage and the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. Housing associations say it could lead to thousands of jobs and training opportunities. All the houses will meet what the government describes as "bold, new quality and environmental standards".