London mayor set to miss green homes target

Fewer than 9,000 homes fitted with insulation compared with 200,000 home goal

London Mayor Boris Johnson is set to miss his target to retrofit energy efficiency improvements to 200,000 homes by the end of 2012, according to the London Assembly Labour Group.

Just 8,936 homes had been retrofitted by late March, the mayor said in an answer to Labour assembly member Murad Qureshi, who is also vice chair of the assembly’s environment committee.

Boris Johnson set the target in 2009 under the RE:NEW scheme, a partnership between the London Development Agency (LDA) and London councils to fit home energy efficiency improvements such as insulation.

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