Community Energy companies and solar PV

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4235
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your letter to me regarding solar energy, dated 23rd September 2014, you said that your Senior Advisor for Energy and Environment met with a group of five of the largest community energy companies to understand how best the GLA can help such organisations deliver small to medium scale renewable energy generation in London and that a number of options are currently being developed. Can you explain what options you are developing?

Answer

Answer for Community Energy companies and solar PV

Answer for Community Energy companies and solar PV

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My RE:NEW and RE:FIT programmes continue to support installation of solar PV on London homes and public buildings.  I continue to encourage installation of solar PV on appropriate new developments through my London Plan carbon targets.  To further support community energy projects:

•              my Senior Advisor for Energy and Environment has written to HM Treasury in support of continued tax incentives to help community energy projects fund their development phase

•              I am exploring options for community energy to be included in the next business plan for the London Green Fund.