London Zero Carbon Energy Resource

Meeting:

Mayor's Question Time

Date:

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Reference:

Question 2013/4254

Main question

Murad Qureshi

How much did the study 'London's Zero Carbon Energy Resource' cost? What actions are being taken forward in relation to this study?


Answer

The Mayor

The study cost £82,500. Among the actions being taken forward are:

       The development of the identified project opportunities through my Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit, supporting inward investment into a low carbon, affordable and resilient energy infrastructure in London

       Developing projects that could be supported via European funding streams in a manner similar to the CELCIUS project in Islington

       Embedding the findings in my Decentralised Energy Manual for London

       Using the findings to influence Government in its design of heat incentive mechanisms, the implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and its over-arching heat policy

       Using the findings to inform future iterations of the London Plan and associated GLA and borough infrastructure plans

       Using the findings to develop a pathway for the long-term utilisation of heat networks in a way that utilises London's low carbon resources and zero NOx fuels