Sadiq Khan today named charity director Shirley Rodrigues as London’s new deputy mayor for environment and energy, in the latest addition to his team at City Hall. Rodrigues worked in several senior environmental policy roles under the Mayoralties of both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson from 2005 to 2009, helping to implement the Low Emission Zone in Central London alongside programmes to retrofit residential and commercial buildings. Having also previously helped provide policy advice and research to the UK government as director of policy at the Sustainable Development Commission, Rodrigues is now set to focus on air pollution and clean energy policies at City Hall. She will also oversee the delivery of Energy for Londoners – Khan’s proposal for a not-for-profit clean energy company aimed at promoting low carbon technologies and community energy generation across the city, including making use of Transport for London (TfL) land and buildings for solar power.
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