London faces a significant challenge to improve the energy efficiency of its building stock, and finding ways to improve this should be a major priority for all London Boroughs. Recent figures record a 19 per cent increase in fuel poverty in London, and the Capital’s carbon emissions have fallen by just 7 per cent since 1990, despite a 60 per cent reduction targeted by 2025.
Following on from the publication of our report Delivering Energy Efficiency in London, Future of London, together with EDF Energy, are launching a new round of energy efficiency discussion groups for London practitioners. The first session on 13 November will provide attendees a platform to share knowledge and exchange best practice with regards energy efficiency in London, with a particular focus on identifying the key lessons to be learned from the current CERT and CESP programmes for the implementation of the new Energy Company Obligation in 2013.
During the session we will hear presentations from expert practitioners from EDF Energy and LB Haringey, and there will be plenty of opportunities during an extended roundtable discussion to share your experiences and recommendations.
Key questions for discussion will include:
• Which approaches have worked well under CERT and CESP, and can be transferred directly / adapted to work under ECO to help combat the “London-specific” challenges associated with improving energy efficiency?
• Which approaches have not worked under CERT and CESP, and do they remain unsuitable for use under ECO?
• Who is best placed to implement lessons emerging from the current regime: London Boroughs; Community Groups; Energy Providers; or, the GLA? How can these bodies best work together?
This event is now full and we are operating a reserve list. If you are interested in attending, please regsiter your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second and third events in the series will take place in January and February 2013. Further information on these events will be released over the next few weeks. These events have a limited capacity. If you are interested in attending, please respond to email@example.com.