energy for london was established in June 2011 to both track and support initiatives being taken forward to help respond to the capital’s huge demand for energy. Making London more energy efficient, and sourcing more of its heat and power from decentralised energy sources, will help:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions and hence London’s impact on climate change
  • Enhance London’s energy system’s reliability during a period, over the next decade, when the UK will rely on increasing imports of fuels, and will also have to invest up to £200 billion in the country’s ageing energy infrastructure
  • Tackle the scourge of fuel poverty and cold homes in London.

Projects currently going ahead range from innovative domestic energy efficiency initiatives to the introduction of community-wide decentralised renewable and low carbon generation systems. energy for london will  highlight sustainable energy projects being taken forward by individuals, community groups, local authorities and private sector developers and help share experience, contacts and advice in helping support further initiatives.

energy for london will also detail research and reports, data, guidance any other material that would be useful in helping to develop future projects in the capital.  As a result, energy for london has identified and compiled a comprehensive list of key reports and data sets, all of which are easily linked through the energy for london ‘Library’ and ‘Datastore’.

If you have any comments or suggestions on what you think energy for london should cover please do email us on syed@energyforlondon.org

9 Responses to About

  1. Ashley Phillips says:


    We currently have a project, which involves a mixed use new build development project in London.

    Since the project is close to the London Underground system, we have been in talks with London Underground with regard to extracting heat from the underground system or using wasted heat by the existing cooling system.

    We are looking at funding strategies for the feasibility study of the project and was hoping someone would be able to contact us on 01322 616501 to discuss further.

    Kind regards,


  2. Alban Thurston says:

    ‘Juice From Your Roof’ is London’s largest buyers club for solar PV. Please add it – together with my email & name as above – to your email circulation list.

    As a voluntary group, I’ve run JFYR since April 2010. My volunteer team recruited 120 members across SW London. We work with London energy co-ops in Ham, Kingston, Brixton and LB Lewisham. Heavily involved in the politics of renewable energy, JFYR recently shared a speaker platform with DECC minister Ed Davey. I am on the management team of the Low Carbon Communities Network.

    Suggestion: In 2012, the International Year of the Co-operative, Energy for London should be running schools & a support mechanism for fledgling energy co-ops in London.

    Best wishes in your important work,
    Alban Thurston,
    Project Director, Juice From Your Roof

  3. It would be great to feature and collaborate. We’re a low carbon network fund project understanding and demonstrating the impact of the uptake of low carbon technologies and ensuring the power network is ready, enables customer choice and reduces costs of connection and energy bills.

  4. I would like to know more about the london boroughs working with local green deal advisors to access eco and green deal funding for local residents. How can local advisors offer their services to londoners effectively.

    I would be interested in taking part in any collective switching schemes for residents where a council or other reputable body bulk purchases fuel for utilities at a lower price passing on the saving to residents

    I would be interested in hearing about any community solar schemes in london where local residents can purchase solar power especially using collective purchasing power. Do any councils run or plan to run such a scheme.

  5. David Dean says:

    I am trying to find what the total tonnage of carbon emissions are currently in London. Can you help?

    Thank you

  6. Professor Michael J Kelly FRS FREng says:

    I am writing with a request for help, but please do NOT spent much time on it if you cannot help me. I have a MPhil student in engineering in Cambridge working on a project that is looking at trends on how megacities are getting their energy over the last 20 years and the next 35 years. Do you know anyone with whom we could make contact in Energy for London who might be able to help us with our enquiries?
    We will look at nuclear and fossil fuels as well as first generation renewable energy systems. The fact that London is short of local space means that the renewables are likely to provide little energy. We want to compare and contrast likely progress in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
    Many thanks for any help in the form of pointers that you can give,
    Michael Kelly
    Prince Philip Professor of Technology,
    Department of Engineering
    University of Cambridge

  7. Gareth Young says:

    There is a new technology emerging which offers considerable benefits for heating and cooling houses.

    Its called inter-seasonal energy storage. It was developed by London Southbank university, amongst others.

    It works by storing solar energy in the ground in the form of heat, the heat stays in the ground from the summer to the winter, when it is abstracted to heat the building.

    I would be very interested in talking to any one who is interested in taking this technology forward.

    There are already a few demonstration projects.

  8. akira holland says:


    My team and I are currently planning an event based around promoting renewable energy sources and energy conservation in Lewisham. We would love to potentially work with you guys for these events. Would you be interested?

    Kind Regards


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