Getting the most from ECO and RE:NEW

Local authorities have a number of funding mechanisms available to them in meeting the challenge of cutting carbon waste and making homes energy efficient. But as most of the large scale projects, which offer the most obvious savings, have been completed, authorities have been left with a complex landscape of properties, funding mechanisms and … [Read more...]

Retrofit Roundtable – Tools and updates for the public sector

Series: Energy efficiency in London Monday 10th June 2013 Scale, partnerships, flexibility and context were the themes running through this ‘mid-term review’ of the government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation programmes for energy efficiency. The role of boroughs and housing associations came up throughout, as ‘trusted brands’ as … [Read more...]

Delivering energy efficiency event: Retrofit Roundtable

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 … [Read more...]

Green Deal officially launches

The Green Deal officially launches today, as the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) also begins a three-month engagement campaign to raise awareness on the programme. This £2.9 million campaign – an exemption to the Government marketing freeze – will use digital and traditional channels to drive public awareness and trust of the Green … [Read more...]

Learning from CERT and CESP for ECO

The first event in the Delivering Energy Efficiency series, in partnership with EDF Energy, was held on 13 November 2012 and was hosted by Pinsent Masons. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is due to take over the obligations from the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) programmes when … [Read more...]

Event Series: Delivering Energy Efficiency in London

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 … [Read more...]

New briefing paper: Green Deal – Planning Q+A

As a complement to our recently released report, , we are delighted to publish a further briefing paper examining planning issues relating to the implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation in London. looks at the implications of implementing the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation in relation to planning policy at a … [Read more...]

New Report: Delivering Energy Efficiency in London

We have launched our latest report, , which examines the practical implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The report, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital faces a big challenge to make the most of the Government’s new approach to improving energy efficiency through the Green Deal and ECO … [Read more...]

Driving demand for the Green Deal in London: Financial Challenges

We held the third event in our series on driving demand for the Green Deal in London, focusing on the financial challenges. We heard from PwC, who took attendees through the financial options available for making the Green Deal work in London, before an open discussion between Boroughs regarding the implications of these options. The … [Read more...]

Driving Community Demand for the Green Deal

We held the second in our series on driving demand for the Green Deal in London, focusing on communities. We heard from: Energise Barnet, the CIC working closely with Barnet Council to engage their communities in energy efficiency; EDF energy, on lessons from implementing the London Warm Zone; and the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group and London … [Read more...]