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London Climate Change Agency
Partnership with EDF Energy
In March 2006 the Mayor announced that EDF Energy had been chosen to work in partnership with the London Climate Change Agency to drive forward work that will provide decentralised, more efficient energy supplies for London. Read more about the partnership with EDF Energy.
Launch of the London Climate Change Agency
London’s political and business leaders are joining together to tackle London’s carbon dioxide emissions through the London Climate Change Agency, launched by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor on 20 June 2005. Read press release on London Climate Change Agency launch.
The agency will work closely with the private sector to tackle climate change. It is receiving substantial support from the Mayor’s business arm, the London Development Agency (LDA), and top UK and global companies. Founding supporters of the Agency are BP, HSBC, Lafarge, Legal & General, Sir Robert McAlpine, and Johnson Matthey. Support is also coming from Corporation of London, Carbon Trust, Energy Saving Trust and the Rockerfeller Brothers Fund.
The Mayor’s Energy Strategy commits London to reducing its emissions of carbon dioxide by 20 per cent, relative to the 1990 level, by 2010. The London Climate Change Agency will be a key driving force in accelerating reductions in emissions in London.
The new agency is being established as a municipally owned company. It will enter into partnerships with private sector firms to deliver low and zero-carbon energy projects and services. This will be a combination of combined cooling, heat and power, energy efficiency, renewables and other innovative technology in new developments and retrofit projects. The Agency, under Allan Jones MBE, who has pioneered this approach in Woking, will seek to catalyse markets for renewable energy and energy service in London. Some projects may be waste, water or transport related.
The Mayor’s 2004 election manifesto promised to create a London Climate Change Agency. With the UK holding the presidency of the G8 and the EU in 2005, it is a timely opportunity to focus on addressing climate change both at home and at an international level.
In his first term the Mayor launched the London Hydrogen Partnership and the London Energy Partnership, which are already facilitating work to tackle climate change, fuel poverty, air quality and build London's green economy. The Climate Change Agency will provide a new delivery mechanism to complement these initiatives.
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