Energy Efficiency in London

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The latest June 2014 statistics from DECC highlight that London has the second lowest level of energy efficiency measures installed (per 1,000 households) across all UK regions - less than one third the levels of installation observed in the highest region over the same time period. Why is the RE:NEW programme, after so many years of operation and over £22m of funding over your period of office, failing to reverse London's dismal domestic energy efficiency record?


Answer for Energy Efficiency in London

Answer for Energy Efficiency in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over 100,000 homes have been retrofitted through my RE:NEW programme. Despite this success London faces specific challenges including a high proportion of hard to treat properties, a high proportion of private rented properties, higher costs associated with installing measures, and a high number of properties in conservation areas.


A further €3,351,600 (£2,793,000) is being invested in phase III of RE:NEW to provide support through the RE:NEW Support Team to scale up delivery in the capital and help to address these challenges.