Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a

Boris Johnson has stated that it is a "no brainer" that the housing sector requires energy efficiency work.

The mayor of London made his comments as he announced plans to reduce carbon emissions and energy use from at least 200,000 properties in the capital by 2012.

He launched a number of studies that will aim to provide a "carbon makeover" to around 10,000 domestic structures in order to provide new green jobs and also enhance the English capital's environmental credentials.

The trials will includes energy efficiency measures such as switching to low-energy light bulbs, the installation of standby switches and providing subsidised loft and wall insulation.

Mr Johnson, who was elected as mayor in May 2008, said: "With more than a third of London’s climate change emissions being generated from domestic properties, making our homes more energy efficient is a no brainer."

The London boroughs that will take part in the trials include Croydon, Harrow, Lewisham and Southwark.

Published by Richard BaileyADNFCR-2541-ID-19456981-ADNFCR

Thursday 12th November 2009

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