Scrapping the zero carbon homes policy - impact on Mayoral policies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2748
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 impact will this have on your carbon reduction targets and programmes?

Answer

Answer for Scrapping the zero carbon homes policy - impact on Mayoral policies

Answer for Scrapping the zero carbon homes policy - impact on Mayoral policies

Answered By: 
The Mayor
My officers are currently considering the implications of this announcement and are awaiting more detail from Government on their future approach.   I will provide further guidance on how to interpret the London Plan's 2016 -2031 target for carbon reduction given the Government is no longer proceeding with Zero Carbon. Additional modelling will be undertaken to determine the impacts on the Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy.