The Home Energy Conservation Act 2013
The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) requires us to prepare a report setting out the energy conservation measures that the authority considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvement in the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area.
This is the starting point for action by central and local government to significantly improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation across the country, a legal requirement under the Climate Change Act 2008 and a key strategy for reducing fuel poverty.
Driving local domestic energy efficiency improvements can bring significant benefits for Newark and Sherwood District Council and our residents including:
- Helping to reduce fuel bills for local residents
- Helping make homes warmer and healthier
- Opportunities for local economic and physical regeneration
- Making a vital contribution to reducing local and national carbon emissions
- Supporting wider local strategic priorities, on issues such as health and poverty
HECA Report for 2013-15
We are a member of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Local Authority Energy Partnership which has produced a report that provides an overview of the situation across the region.