PROPOSALS to make 300,000 homes more energy efficient are set to go before West Yorkshire Combined Authority's Green Economy Panel.

The authority said the proposals would be a possible solution to reaching zero-carbon targets, scaling up the Better Homes Yorkshire programme for the next decade.

Since 2015 the authority and local partners have installed energy efficiency measures in over 5000 homes across the Leeds City Region through the Better Homes Yorkshire Partnership.

The current partnership ends in 2023, but it is hoped it will develop into a 10-year programme to retrofit up to 300,000 homes in West Yorkshire by 2030. Estimations suggest it would save around 1.8 million tonnes of carbon each year while lowering energy bills.