The campaign for
Warm Homes & Lower Bills
Yesterday the London Assembly voted to support the Energy Bill Revolution. They are calling on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to do the same.
The motion stated ‘This Assembly… supports the Energy Bill Revolution campaign… We believe the Government should use the revenue from carbon taxes to help make more homes in London energy efficient’.
The motion was put forward by Jenny Jones AM who pointed out that reductions in the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) mean the Mayor will be unable to meet his target of insulating over a million homes in London by next year. She said this would lead to larger bills for Londoners.
Murad Qureshi AM seconded the motion stating that Government action ‘prevents vulnerable people from getting warmer homes next winter’.
Ed Matthew, Director of the Energy Bill Revolution said “We warmly welcome this motion and thank the Assembly for passing it. Millions of Londoners are forced to suffer in cold homes due to appalling levels of energy efficiency. We ask Boris Johnson to join his Assembly in supporting our campaign to put in place a long term funding stream to super-insulate UK homes and end the fuel poverty crisis once and for all. This must be made the UK’s number one infrastructure investment priority”.
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Boris Johnson speaking on this topic
London Assembly report