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12 Apr 2011 12:04:18

London to miss out on energy-efficiency targets

London to miss out on energy-efficiency targets
London is set to fall short of targets it set to make 200,000 homes in the capital more energy efficient.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said in 2009 that he was looking to make the changes by March 2012 as part of the RE:NEW initiative.

However, Murad Qureshi, Labour's London Assembly spokesperson, admitted that only around 9,000 homes had seen improvements made to them so far.

"In 2009, the mayor promised that at least 200,000 homes would be 'greened' by the end of his first term. But he's not even managed 100 in the last year," he added, stating that Mr Johnson needs to "start being more honest with Londoners".

The shortfall means that around 190,000 properties are still in need of energy-efficient changes if the capital is to meet the target.

Mr Johnson recently confirmed that investment in green projects in the capital will help to create around 200,000 jobs in the coming years, with £116.5 million being injected.ADNFCR-1235-ID-800496188-ADNFCR

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