5 November 2012: The London Assembly Health and Environment Committee are to hold a discussion session with a number of invited guests at 10am on Thursday 8 November at City Hall. Members of the public are able to attend these meetings. Amongst a range of issues, the meeting will consider the outputs of the Committee’s inquiry into fuel poverty carried out in 2011/12 and published in March of this year – In From the Cold.
- The GLA should establish criteria for areas to be selected for the next tranche of RE:NEW funding. This extension of the programme should prioritise households likely to be in severe fuel poverty.
- The GLA should in consultation with the energy companies and local authorities, develop an affordable warmth strategy for London.
A number of expert guests and stakeholders have been invited to participate in the discussion, including:
- Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, and officers from the GLA;
- Amy Ingham, Fuel Poverty and Smart Meters team, Department for Energy and Climate Change;
- Jo Gill, Energy Efficiency Co-ordinator, LB Hillingdon and Vice-Chair of the inter-borough London Carbon Action Network;
- Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, and Kelly Greer, Energy Solutions Manager, British Gas; and
- A representative from EDF Energy.