GLA functional bodies and renewables

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12022
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to my question 2019/8862 in which you confirmed that City Hall has switched to: “100 per cent green energy with renewable electricity supplied by Ecotricity and green gas by Corona.” What proportion of Transport for London (TfL), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), London Fire Brigade and Mayoral Development Corporations energy use is from non-fossil fuel renewable sources? Will you provide this data for each financial year from 2014-15 to 2018-19 showing total energy use along with the proportion from renewables?

Answer

GLA functional bodies and renewables

GLA functional bodies and renewables

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA Group is committed to meet a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions on 1990 levels by 2025. The Group is on track to meet this target.

As part of the carbon reduction commitment, the GLA is working with the Functional Bodies looking at how to use their collective energy demand to encourage more renewable energy investment.

Work to maximise the use of on-site renewables is underway. LFB has installed solar across 65 sites, which is over 50 per cent of its buildings and is reviewing options for further installations. TfL is progressing 1.1 MW of solar installations on its buildings through the RE:FIT programme, and MPS has mapped their potential for renewables across their estates and is now looking at which sites they can take forward, where viable.

In terms of switching to a green tariff, in April 2019 City Hall switched to a 100% renewable energy provider. The rest of the GLA Group were not able to switch immediately due to their existing energy contracts. The GLA is working with the Functional Bodies to assess how they can best support further additional investment in renewables through their energy procurement.

In the meantime, Functional Bodies are focusing their carbon reduction actions in key areas that cut carbon and save money such as moving their fleet to zero emission vehicles and improving the energy efficiency of their buildings.

The table below shows energy usage across the GLA Group, with the proportion of total energy use from renewables, either from on-site renewables or certified green (100% renewable) electricity and gas tariffs for the last five financial years.

Year                         

 

TfL[1]                                                  

MPS

LFB                      

LLDC[2]                                               

2014-15

 

Total energy usage (MWh) for both electricity and gas

1,041,000

264,555

38,300

Not currently available

Total and proportion of energy usage from renewable sources (MWh)

200

(0.02%)

350

(0.13%)

2,145

(5.6%)

Not currently available

2015-16

Total energy usage (MWh) for both electricity and gas

1,103,000

243,568

34,900

2,109

Total and proportion of energy usage from renewable sources (MWh)

200

(0.02%)

399

(0.16%)

2,408

(6.9%)

352

(16.7%)

2016-17

Total energy usage (MWh) for both electricity and gas

1,547,000

251,415

38,200

2,659

Total and proportion of energy usage from renewable sources (MWh)

200

(0.01%)

385

(0.15%)

2,750

(7.2%)

323

(12.15%)

2017-18

Total energy usage (MWh) for both electricity and gas

1,533,000

230,223

38,000

2,838

Total and proportion of energy usage from renewable sources (MWh)

200

(0.01%)

339

(0.15%)

3,116

(8.2%)

371

(13.07%)

2018-19

Total energy usage (MWh) for both electricity and gas

1,558,000

211,193

38,550

Not currently available

Total and proportion of energy usage from renewable sources (MWh)

200

(0.01%)

Not currently available

2,799

(7.26%)

Not currently available

Please note the data above does not take into account the renewable proportion of the standard electricity grid supply.

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is a sub-tenant to the London Fire Brigade and therefore their data is embedded within the LFB's entry.

 

[1] TfL's generates approx.. 200 MWh p.a. from on-site renewable energy – this is an estimated figure

[2] LLDC does not have a contract for gas consumption