RE:New Home Insulation scheme in Islington

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3931
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your Re:New scheme promised to insulate 200,000 homes in London by 2012 to help struggling families with rising heating costs.

Since this scheme was launched in 2009 you have not insulated one home out of the 94,000 homes in Islington.

Do you understand the distress of my constituents who face yet another winter with a choice between heating their home or eating?

Answer

Answer for RE:New Home Insulation scheme in Islington

Answer for RE:New Home Insulation scheme in Islington

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to tackling fuel poverty in London. My funding for the RE:NEW homes energy efficiency programme is now being rolled out across London, including in Islington, and will treat 55,000 homes by March 2012. I am also in discussion with Government to ensure that going forward the Green Deal framework and Energy Company Obligation will allow a wider market to deliver homes energy efficiency measures in London, helping more people out of fuel poverty.

This winter I have also run a campaign to raise awareness of support available to fuel poor homes to keep warm this winter, including income measures and free and subsidised insulation measures.