£34m has been pledged by London’s Mayor to improve the energy efficiency of fuel-poor homes across London.
The Energy for Londoners Scheme has been launched, pledging £34m to make homes warmer and make energy bills more affordable, workplaces more energy efficient and to supply London with cleaner and more local energy sources.
It is estimated that 335,000 households across London live in fuel poverty, a £2.4m fuel poverty package will provide some of the most vulnerable households across London, with free home energy improvements. Homeowners such as older people and people with disabilities will be eligible for the new energy efficiency benefits which could save them on average £255 a year.
Small businesses across the capital will be offered grants to replace old and inefficient boilers with energy efficient boilers and heating systems to help improve air quality. This is to build on the current £4.2m RE:FIT programme which is currently in place to support London’s public sector building managers to reduce carbon emissions.
May Sadiq Khan said:
“It’s a sad fact that for many Londoners keeping their homes warm during the cold winter months is a luxury they simply cannot afford. My Energy for Londoners scheme aims to help those most in need with grants for new boilers, windows and home insulation to help cut fuel bills. I’m also working on a number of ambitious projects to generate more local clean energy to power our homes, businesses and communities.”
To read more about the Energy for Londoners Scheme, click here.
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