Labour’s candidate for London mayor, Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to start a “clean energy revolution”.
Khan insists the launch of a not-for-profit company will “take a lead” on renewable energy. The main focus of this will be based upon ‘Energy for Londoners’.
“I want to be the greenest mayor London has ever had… Energy for Londoners will bring a renewed focus to our drive to make London a cleaner, greener city.
“It will expand the use of solar across the city, and support communities who want to set up their own green energy generation schemes. And it will roll out schemes like the Bunhill Energy Centre that take waste heat from the tube and make the most of buildings across the city to generate energy from solar,” Khan said.
Khan looks to build a solar strategy that focuses on the requirements of more solar on London rooftops.
Further commenting on his plans, Khan said: “Building a cleaner, greener city will only come about through leadership from the top. For eight years, London has lacked that leadership.
“We’ve gone from being a global leader on environment issues to a middle-ranking global environmental city at best. The Tories have squandered a fantastic green legacy and I’m doubly determined to make London once again a beacon to the world.”