Scrapping the 2016 zero carbon homes policy - Mayoral response

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2746
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Your 2011 climate change mitigation and energy strategy and London Plan ambitions of all new building being zero carbon was based on the requirement for zero carbon residential homes from 2016.  What is your response to the Government's decision to scrap the 2016 zero carbon homes requirement?

Answer

Answer for Scrapping the 2016 zero carbon homes policy - Mayoral response

Answer for Scrapping the 2016 zero carbon homes policy - Mayoral response

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am currently examining the implications of the announcement on the London Plan and Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy (See response to MQ 2748 / 2015), and will respond to the Government's decision when this analysis has been completed. This response will ensure the right balance is struck which meets emissions reduction requirements, provides clarity and certainty to industry, and reduces occupant energy bills.