RE:NEW (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4493
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Your recently released 'RE:NEW Interim Support Team - Project Close Report' highlights that the Prime Minister's disastrous changes to the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) energy efficiency programme in December 2013 "resulted in substantial impact on the retrofit market, causing many organisations to postpone their projects leading to an approximate reduction of 70% of the RE:NEW Pipeline". How will such a major reduction in energy efficiency work in London impact on your 2015 domestic retrofit targets?

Answer

Answer for RE:NEW (2)

Answer for RE:NEW (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over 400,000 homes have already been retrofitted in London. My projections of the uptake of energy efficiency measures in London to 2015 were based on a high delivery rate of ECO in London and high uptake of the Green Deal. Both of these have been lower than initial projections at the national and London-level, so I expect delivery to be lower than my initial projection to 2015. Despite this, my RE:NEW project is continuing to adapt and retrofit London's homes.