London Borough of Merton
Year created: 1972 No of staff: 2000
Sources of Funding
|75% - National|
|25% - Local|
London Borough of Merton aims to cut municipal CO2 emissions by 15% by 2015. To generate 10% of municipal energy from renewables by 2015. To implement a borough district heat and power scheme using combined heat and power engines fueled by biogas made from anaerobically digesting and pyrolysising domestic and municipal waste.
Areas of expertise: Spatial planning to require the use of renewable energy equipment in new buildings. Decentralised energy generation and distribution systems. Work with international universities on energy projects (Venice, Oxford, MIT, UCL).
Target audience: Local residents, commercial building developers, low-carbon energy industries, politicians and key opinion formers, academic institutes.