We invest long-term capital into the clean energy sector to accelerate progress towards a low-cost, low-carbon economy and to ensure that our society feels the economic benefits of green technology. Our investments include a £57 million financing agreement to support Hermes Infrastructure, who provide solar photovoltaic systems to more than 9,000 private residences and social housing rooftops. We’ve also purchased a 36% stake in the The Kensa Group, whose technology makes it possible to heat homes using ground-source heat pumps, and provided long-term financing for HeatRHight to develop its air source heat pump technology. In addition, we have and increased our stake in PodPoint, a leading electric vehicle charging point operator and we continue to support Tokamak, with the aim of bringing clean fusion energy to market by 2030.
We are working on major urban regeneration schemes across the UK, focusing on how to achieve sustainable cities and communities. We have already invested £790 million into transformation schemes in towns and cities including Bath, Bristol, Bracknell, Swindon, Weston-Super-Mare, Cardiff and Sheffield. Our commitment to a £100 million regeneration project in Sunderland will create 3,000 jobs and a £1.1 billion investment in Leeds will create 13,000 jobs. And with millions of people in the UK on housing waiting lists or in temporary accommodation we are working to deliver 3,000 affordable homes a year, many of which will be modular properties built in our own factory. We currently have planning permission for 6,000 homes, including, for example, 185 homes in Bristol, half of which will be affordable.
As we build back better after the pandemic, we aim to support green economic growth. In fact clean energy is a good investment and so far, we have invested £1.4 billion in renewables infrastructure, such as solar and offshore wind power. We are decarbonising the assets we own to align with the Paris objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and have already seen a 2% reduction in carbon emissions from our investment portfolio. We have also begun development of a net-zero retirement community of 200 age-appropriate homes and have committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from our housing portfolio by 2030.