RE:NEW (3)

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How did CO2 savings achieved by the RE:NEW roll-out phase compare against savings measureĀ  targets for 2011/12 savings in your Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy projections?


Answer for RE:NEW (3)

Answer for RE:NEW (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy sets carbon reduction targets for 2025; the first interim target is 2015. Achievement of these targets is dependent on provision by Government of committed policies and programmes as well as secondary impacts of my programmes catalysing the retrofit market.

Previous Government schemes have prioritised cavity wall insulation; less than 30 per cent of London's homes have un-insulated cavities and more than half of these are flats. In accordance with my Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy, my RE:NEW programme has increased its targets for carbon reductions to continue catalysing the market, align with and maximise changes in Government policy, such as ECO, and maximise investment and savings for London homes.