Mayor answers to London
Question by Mike Tuffrey
Given that less than 5 per cent of Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) funding has been spent in London, despite the capital housing 13 per cent of the UKs population, how will you ensure that London receives its fair share of funding for future carbon saving and affordable warmth schemes available under the governments new Green Deal? What, if any, representations have you made to central Government?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
My response to the Governments consultation on the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO), called on the Government to set regional targets for the ECO to ensure that London receives an equitable share of future funding. My officers have also met with DECC officials regularly to raise this issue.
In addition to this, I am investing in a programme to develop Green Deal delivery models for London to ensure that the capital receives a higher share of both ECO funding and Green Deal finance.