London to slash emissions from public buildings - Greenpeace response

Last edited 28 February 2008 at 12:39pm
28 February, 2008

Reacting to news of a major initiative to "retrofit" London's public buildings - including police and fire stations - to cut energy waste, Greenpeace Chief Scientist Dr Doug Parr said:

"London is setting the pace, and if we're going to beat climate change then we need to see this level of ambition in cities across the world. Slashing energy waste and decentralising power across the capital will save Londoners money and cut emissions, but just as importantly it will mean our city is seen as an environmental trailblazer.

"Energy efficiency might not be one of the most eye catching ways to save the world, but it remains one of the cheapest, quickest ways of tackling global warming. We need to see this kind of thinking in every town in the country, and most importantly in Gordon Brown's government."

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Energy service companies Dalkia and Honeywell were selected by the Greater London Authority under the C40 climate initiative.

The companies have pledged to cut energy use in GLA buildings by 25 per cent.

The scheme is to be widened to encourage every public sector organisation in London to participate in the same deal. 

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