Assembly to look at progress on fuel poverty and energy efficiency. Fuel poverty affects almost a fifth of London households and contributed to 2,500 excess winter deaths in 2010/11. What progress has been made towards tackling this problem and improving energy efficiency in the capital?
The London Asembly Health and Environment Committee will tomorrow question experts as part of a follow-up to an earlier investigations on fuel poverty and the potential role of the Mayor’s energy efficiency programme in tackling it.
Recommendations made by the Assembly, such as the establishment of a London Affordable Warmth and Health Forum to promote citywide action on fuel poverty, have already been adopted by various London councils.
The Committee will also look more broadly at tackling fuel poverty through improving the energy efficiency of existing homes or retrofitting.
The following guests will attend:
• Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property
• Amy Ingham, Fuel Poverty and Smart Meters team, Department for Energy and Climate Change
• Jo Gill, Energy Efficiency Co-ordinator, Hillingdon Council and Vice-Chair of the inter-borough London Carbon Action Network
• Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, British Gas
• Kelly Greer, Energy Solutions Manager, British Gas
• John Mason, Social and Environmental Policy Manager, EDF Energy