Report examines what the Mayor can do to reduce domestic carbon emissions and fuel poverty in the capital
The London Assembly Environment Committee launched their report yesterday 2 May 2017 headlined ‘Getting warmer – give London renters an energy break’ which examines what the Mayor can do to reduce domestic carbon emissions and fuel poverty in the capital.
They state in the leading paragraph: Many London homes are leaky and hard to heat. Improving them would help meet carbon reduction targets – they produce over a third of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, 13.4 million tonnes of CO2 in 2014.
Environment Committee Chair, Leonie Cooper AM, said: “London has found energy improvements particularly challenging. It has always got less than its fair share of available funding under the national schemes, and so less work has been carried out. Other areas such as Scotland that were once in the same position have secured more than their share, by working actively with social landlords, overcoming barriers for installers and by providing additional capital funding.. This lack of energy improvement work has contributed to London’s recent huge rises in fuel poverty.
“Landlords should be supported to improve their properties – this will help those renters who struggle to pay rising energy prices, as well as benefitting the environment. The report makes some other excellent recommendations to the Mayor as well, such as support for a Mayoral energy supplier, suggestions on pre-payment and smart meters, community energy generation schemes, smart energy use and behaviour change.”
Read the report ‘Getting warmer – give London renters an energy break’ in full click here.