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Boris Johnson reveals 10 low carbon zones

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced 10 areas of the capital that will become low carbon zones.

Barking Town Centre, Muswell Hill, Archway, Brixton, Lewisham Town Centre, Wandle Valley, Ham and Petersham, Peckham, Hackbridge and Queen’s Park will benefit from the mayor’s funding.

The 10 winning boroughs will be awarded at least £200,000 each to pioneer energy-busting measures in their chosen low carbon zones. 

The zones, which have a target to deliver 20.12 per cent of carbon emissions savings by 2012, will cover more than 13,000 residential properties, about 1,000 shops and businesses, 20 schools and a hospital – as well as places of worship and community centres.

Mr Johnson said: “I am delighted to unveil the top carbon-busting neighbourhoods in London. There was a high calibre of bids from across the boroughs and it was a difficult choice, but the winning entries are championing the latest technologies, which will help us to become a leading low carbon city.”