Carbon reduction targets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1995
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you committed to achieving the GLA's climate mitigation strategy's long-standing 25 per cent decentralised energy target by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Carbon reduction targets

Answer for Carbon reduction targets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Low carbon decentralised energy forms a crucial element of my ambition to make London a zero carbon city by 2050. The current target of 25 per cent decentralised energy by 2025 was published in 2011. Since then, government policies in particular have hampered decentralised energy.

However, I still feel that this target is achievable and that London can lead the way in decentralised energy. I will set out in my Environment Strategy policies and programmes that develop the work currently being undertaken in London, promoting decentralised energy in new developments and supporting the retrofit of renewable technologies and establishment of heat networks.