resources Government policies & programmes

London and national government-led programmes, strategies and data portals of relevance for cleantech innovators

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    UK Environment Act 2021

    Primary legislation passed into law November 2021 detailing policies to improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, halt the decline of species, and improve the natural environment

    UK
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    Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

    This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050.

    UK
  • Energy efficient buildings

    North London District Energy (MoL – Green New Deal Fund)

    £1.2M funding package allocated to Energetik used to finance two decarbonisation efforts in Enfield; a strategic network expansion of the Meridian Water heat network, and a first-of-its-kind retrofit trial.

    London
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    OpenWorkspaces

    Interactive guide to London's incubators and co-working spaces alongside other startup workspaces, artists' studios and maker-spaces.

    London
  • Energy efficient buildings

    Retrofit Accelerator – Homes

    Initially launched as RE:NEW, the programme provides London boroughs and housing associations the technical expertise they need to kick-start ‘whole-house’ retrofit projects across the capital. It will also help build the supply chain and business case to accelerate the retrofit revolution for private homes. Part of the Mayor’s Energy for Londoners programme - designed to speed up the pace of cutting carbon emissions and achieving zero carbon by 2050.

    London
  • Energy efficient buildings

    Retrofit Accelerator – Workplaces

    The Mayor of London programme to help make London's non-domestic public buildings more energy efficient. The programme, established in 2009 as RE:FIT aims to secure reduced carbon emissions and large energy savings for the public sector.

    London
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    Skills for Londoners’ Strategy 2018

    The Mayor of London's skills strategy sets out the plans to create a post-16 technical and vocational education and skills system that meets the future needs of Londoners and businesses.

    London
  • Clean energy

    Solar Together London

    Group-purchasing programme to enable Londoners to install solar panels on their homes at an affordable price.

    London
  • Investors

    Tech Invest

    Run by UKBAA, The Mayor of London's Techninvest programme connects London’s most dynamic tech founders to industry leading investors through five pitch showcasing events every year.

    London
  • Air quality

    Ultra Low Emission Zone

    First implemented in central London in April 2019 the ULEZ requires vehicles to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the ULEZ area. From 2021, the ULEZ area will include the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular Roads.

    London