Energy Efficiency and SMEs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4237
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Your response to 2012/3181 in October 2012 stated that you were reviewing "the provision of energy efficiency support to SMEs in London and currently assessing options for providing support". One year on, can you inform the Assembly what was the outcome of this review?

Answer

Answer for Energy Efficiency and SMEs

Answer for Energy Efficiency and SMEs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The review concluded that significant savings are achievable in this sector but SMEs are struggling to fund energy efficiency works themselves and would benefit from a programme of GLA support.  As a result, officers are investigating the applicability of the RE:FIT and RE:NEW programmes to provide support and retrofit solutions to SMEs across London in a sustainable manner.