Decarbonising Welsh homes: what other benefits does it bring?

A report to Welsh Government housing decarbonisation team

15 December 2020

The Welsh Government is committed to ambitious targets to achieve net zero emissions from Welsh homes by 2050 - something that will require significant investment in order to decarbonise the electricity and heat supply to them.

In addition, the Welsh Government is keen to ensure that such investment also contributes towards wider goals to tackle fuel poverty and generate other benefits towards a prosperous, green and equal Wales - so-called 'co-benefits'. For example, by improving the energy efficiency of homes, are we also making Wales a healthier place to live?

CSE was commissioned to explore the evidence on the co-benefits from decarbonising homes in 2019 and submitted the report the same year. Particular circumstances meant that publication of the report was delayed until now.

Chris Jofeh, Chair of the Decarbonisation of Homes in Wales Advisory Group’ said: "CSE provided a very thorough report to the group - a valuable and interesting read", while the Welsh Government Housing Decarbonisation Team said: "CSE delivered a comprehensive, very readable review, to a tight deadline and budget. Their report will be incredibly useful in developing policy to influence improving homes in all sectors in Wales".

You can download the report here. An executive summary in Welsh is available here.

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