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...]

Getting the most from RE:NEW and ECO

Future of London/EDF Energy: Delivering Energy Efficiency Series - Part 3 Breakfast Seminar: Friday, 8th November 2013, 08:30 – 10:30 AM The third event in our Delivering Energy Efficiently series, supported by EDF Energy, takes stock of two time-limited programmes: one, the first phase of the Greater London Authority’s RE:NEW Support Team, … [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 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...]

The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Explained

Source: GLA In these two new Future of London briefing papers, Luke Hildyard outlines the key features of Green Deal and ECO, and the potential roles that London Boroughs could play in their delivery. The first, , outlines the policy framework underpinning Green Deal and ECO, explains how the two might interact in practice, and sets out the … [Read more...]

Will London miss out on funding from the Energy Company Obligation?

There is a real danger that London will not receive its fair share of the forthcoming Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is a Government scheme that will mandate the major energy suppliers to deliver specified carbon and fuel poverty reduction targets from homes, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion a year from 2013. The obligation placed upon … [Read more...]