Re-elected London Mayor redoubles green efforts

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Re-elected Mayor of London Boris Johnson yesterday announced key appointments to his team in a bid to re-energise his efforts to create a greener city.

Matthew Pencharz, former broadcaster and the Mayor’s political advisor for his previous term, is to be the new environment advisor replacing Kulveer Ranger. He will be responsible for coordinating action across the Mayor’s team on green matters including air quality, open spaces, recycling and energy-from-waste.

The Mayor is also determined to redouble efforts on his environmental programmes, including making buildings more energy efficient.

The existing RE:NEW and RE:FIT programmes for domestic and non-residential buildings will be overseen by the new deputy for housing, land and property, Richard Blakeway.

The Mayor’s new housing powers and associated budget of up to £3 billion, to regenerate the capital, will enable a scale-up of the schemes.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Mayor for the economy, Kit Malthouse, will manage some of the Mayor’s green business programmes.

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