The Mayor’s Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Annual Report updates on Mayoral activity in 2013-14 to reduce London’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and secure its energy supply. It also provides analysis and commentary on levels of CO2 emissions in London in 2013.
Progress in 2013-14 was promising. Despite an ever-increasing population and one of the coldest winters in recent history, which increased London’s gas use, interim figures show London’s emissions have fallen by 11 percent on their 1990 baseline, and 20 percent since their peak in 2000. Per capita emissions fell by 28 percent on 1990 levels to 4.8 tonnes of CO2 in 2013.
Mayoral programmes have continued to deliver CO2 emission reductions in London, as well as securing the capital’s energy supply:
- The Mayor’s Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit and the Mayor’s work on new development secured commitments to invest nearly £103 million in decentralised energy in London in 2013 alone.
- By the end of 2013-14, over 100,000 homes were visited through the Mayor’s retrofit programmes. Coupled with wider market delivery, 500,000 homes have been retrofitted across the capital, resulting in a reduction in Londoners’ energy bills of over £4.7 million per annum.
- The Mayor’s RE:FIT programme retrofitted over 400 public sector buildings,and has an active pipeline of buildings for the future, including London’s schools.