CO2 Emission Reductions

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How do you intend to use the alterations to the London Plan to achieve your ambitious targets for CO2 emission reductions?


Answer for CO2 Emission Reductions

Answer for CO2 Emission Reductions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Plan will not be the only mechanism to help achieve the CO2 reduction targets for London. However the London Plan plays an important role. The draft Further Alterations to the London Plan contain a number of policies that will aid delivery of our CO2 emissions reductions targets. These form an energy hierarchy, starting with energy efficient design and the supply of decentralised energy (these two will substantially reduce the energy requirements of a development) and thirdly specifying the use of on-site renewable energy. The alterations propose increasing this proportion of renewable energy from the current 10% to 20%. Progress towards these CO2 reduction targets will be monitored.