UK: The Welsh Assembly Government is planning to use up to £34m of European funding to improve energy efficiency in the region's existing homes.

The move will help cut carbon emissions and fuel bills as well as providing a major boost to support green jobs in Wales.

The funding will be targeted at those living in Wales' most deprived communities.

Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones said:"Making homes more energy efficient is a key part in our ambitions to reduce Wales' carbon footprint.

"Improving energy use in the home is also an important step in the delivery of our Green Jobs Strategy for Wales, developing skilled jobs for local people."