Last night I attended the launch of ‘Getting to Zero’, an industry-led initiative of more than 100 professionals influencing new energy policy in London. This was started in May by Elementa Consulting (of which Clara is a Mayor’s Design Advocate, alongside our Julia) and a series of workshops have taken place to collect views on what new energy policy should look like.
The report covers:
Although the report has gained a lot of backing so far, it is yet to be seen how the GLA will respond to the recommendations.
My opinion: the decisions that came out of the working groups were really strong, with suggestions such as measuring in energy instead of carbon. But unfortunately, a few recommendations were edited before being presented to the GLA, such as the doubling the offset payments that developers currently make (increasing payments from £1,800/tonne of carbon to £3,600/tonne – which is nuts!).
For anyone who’s interested, a link to the document that was presented to the GLA can be found here.