#6: London’s Low-Carbon Future 1

August 10, 2005
by phil
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In Woking, a small commuter town just 29 miles south of London, Allan Jones has made great strides in energy efficiency and cuts in greenhouse gases that has set a model for cities all over the world.

Over a thirteen year period from 1990 he halved Woking Council’s energy consumption and reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 77%, saving the council over £1M per year. In the town as a whole he achieved a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions.

How did he do it? Allan Jones MBE is now the Chief Development Officer of London’s new Climate Change Agency. How does he intend to translate his vision for a low-carbon town of 100,000 people to a low-carbon capital with a population of 7.4 million?

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