Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has ‘found’ £11.5 million to make London more energy efficient.
Most of the money comes from the European Union and will finance a 3 year old scheme called the London Energy Efficiency Fund (LEEF) which helps install LED lighting as well as other energy-saving measures. The lighting will be for private homes and public buildings such as schools, libraries, hospitals and town halls.
A month ago, the London Assembly’s Environment Committee said that Boris was falling short of the carbon reduction milestones he set in his Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy. Mayor Boris Johnson said:
We need to do everything possible to make the most of our resources, reduce carbon emissions and create a more secure, cost-effective and sustainable heat and power supply across London.