Renewable Energy Consumption On Council Properties

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request information pertaining to the following matters:

i) the number of council owned or rented homes that are fitted with solar panels, or passive solar heating technology

ii) the number of council properties other than homes that are fitted with solar panels or passive solar heating technology

iii) the percentage of the council's energy consumption that is derived from renewable sources, and details of the suppliers with whom the council is contracted to provide that energy.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Urquhart

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr Urquhart

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2009-024

I am writing to confirm that we received your information request on
14/01/2009. For your information and future communications your request
has been allocated the reference number FOI2009-024. Please quote this
reference in any future correspondence.

We will consider your request and respond in accordance with the
requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our duty is to
respond promptly or at least within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Robin

Robin Yu

Information Protection Assistant

FOIA Team, Business Protection Unit

Information Systems Division (ISD)

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

Web: [1]http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr Urquhart

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2009-024

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOI Act) for information held by the Council which we received on
14/01/2009. You have requested the following information:

i) The number of council owned or rented homes that are fitted with solar
panels, or passive solar heating technology.

None

The Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) is responsible for the day to day
management of the Council's housing stock and they are planning to review
their current energy policy. They have completed a study for the use of
Bio Mass (wood chips) as an alternative energy source for their district
heating boilers. For a number of reasons it was concluded that this
alternative source of fuel was both uneconomical and not practicable. When
undertaking the replacement of district heating systems consultants are
appointed to carry out a feasibility study of alternative energy sources.
Unfortunately, the studies have not identified any practical solution
(other than gas) at this time.

ii) The number of council properties other than homes that are fitted with
solar panels or passive solar heating technology.

None

iii) The percentage of the council's energy consumption that is derived
from renewable sources, and details of the suppliers with whom the council
is contracted to provide that energy.

All of the Council's current electricity supplies are sourced from green
climate change levy exempt sources. Details of the current contracts are
available to view on the Official Journal of the European Union:

[1]http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?DataFlow=N_one...

[2]http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?DataFlow=N_one...

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Chelsea in response to your request for information is for your personal,
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with the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely

Robin

Robin Yu

Information Protection Assistant

FOIA Team, Business Protection Unit

Information Systems Division (ISD)

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Tel: 020 7938 8226

Web: http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

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