The Energy Monitoring Reports are published annually. They present the outcomes secured by the implementation of the London Plan energy policies (specifically Policy 5.2) through the planning system.
An energy assessment is required for each planning application referable to the Mayor, setting out how the London Plan energy policies will be met within the development. Specifically, applicants are required to set out how the proposals apply the following energy hierarchy:
- Be lean: use less energy
- Be clean: supply energy efficiently
- Be green: use renewable energy
The hierarchy provides the mechanism through which the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction targets in Policy 5.2 of the London Plan are achieved. It also contributes to the implementation of strategic energy policies relating to decentralised networks and ensures opportunities for building occupants to receive efficient, secure and affordable energy.