One year ago, Future of London released Delivering Energy Efficiency in London, a report which examined the practical implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). Since its publication, we have continued to work with EDF Energy to examine the opportunities and challenges for delivering these programmes in London boroughs.
More than three months after the Green Deal official launch on 28 January, recent DECC figures show significant activity under both programmes. At the end of April 2013, 18,816 Green Deal assessments had been carried out across the country, with 9,522 in April alone – a 27% increase over assessments completed in March. The number of GD Assessor Organisations and GD Advisors has also risen month-on-month.
On the ECO front, £85.5 million in contracts have been let in fortnightly auctions through the ECO brokerage system, where, as DECC put it, “a range of Green Deal providers fairly compete on price to attract ECO support and enable energy suppliers to deliver their obligations at the lowest possible cost.”
London-specific figures are not publicly available. However, as last year’s report suggests, there are particular challenges for delivering these programmes in the Capital. Our on-going event series with EDF Energy considers these practical delivery barriers, and how London boroughs can drive demand for energy efficiency measures throughout the communities they serve. This series kicked off in November 2012, when practitioners came together to discuss how lessons from previous government energy efficiency programmes – namely CERT and CESP – could help deliver current programmes successfully.
Next up in the series is our Retrofit Roundtable, a guided discussion hosted by Pinsent Masons and featuring updates on Green Deal and ECO uptake, new tools from the GLA, an East London ECO pilot and borough experience of community engagement on energy retrofit. This useful and engaging session will be of particular interest to housing provider and borough practitioners working on carbon targets, fuel poverty and housing and institutional retrofit.
- Andrew Benfield, Energy Saving Trust
- Larissa Bulla, GLA
- Peter Feehan / Rebecca Aspinwall, Pinsent Masons
- Damian Hemmings, LB Merton, with Sustainable Merton (representative TBD)
- Antonio Irranca, Vibrant Energy Matters (former CLG Green Deal programme)
- Nigel Turner, EDF Energy
Date: Monday, June 10th
Time: 08:30 – 10:30 AM
Location: Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES
This is an invitation-only event. Please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st. Thanks and we hope to see you there!