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Major expansion of scheme to cut carbon from public buildings

Ilford fire station’s energy overhaul has enabled it to slash more than 40% of its carbon emissions. A further nine fire stations, 10 Metropolitan Police Service and 22 Transport for London buildings have between them achieved on average a 27% reduction in carbon emissions and have saved £1million off the annual fuel bills of London.

The Mayor has pledged another 58 Greater London Authority Group buildings will follow.

With the support of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) – part of the William J Clinton Foundation – London is the first city in the world to have launched a framework of approved energy service companies, which cuts through red tape by creating a clever financial model enabling public sector organisations to retrofit their buildings with energy efficiency measures more easily.

Johnson said: "As expectant eyes around the globe turn to Copenhagen to see whether world leaders will take action on climate change, here in London we are making a difference right now.

"Cutting energy consumption in public buildings may not sound glamorous, but it could help us save the world from the threat of irreversible climate change. With a third of carbon emissions coming from our buildings, giving them a green makeover, is supremely good for the planet and for the public purse."

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