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Home Energy Conservation Authority (HECA) Reporting

Legislation

Under section 2 of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA), there is a duty for every energy conservation authority to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to report to the Secretary of State issues relating to energy efficiency and conservation in its administrative area.  The local authority has a duty to the government to reach its targets on climate change and to reduce fuel poverty.

Reporting

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (‘HECA’) requires all 326 local authorities (‘LAs) in England to submit reports to the Secretary of State demonstrating what energy conservation measures they have adopted to improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation within that LA's area. This covers measures to improve properties in the owner-occupier, private rented sector, and social rented sector. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy uses data submitted through LAs HECA returns to inform policy thinking on energy efficiency, and to build an ongoing picture of local and national energy efficiency policy delivery.

In order for Kent local authorities to deliver energy conservation measures, Gravesham Borough Council has signed up to Kent Climate Local.  The mechanism of delivery is implemented through the Kent Environment Strategy, where various other reporting, including HECA will feed into this strategy.

For your information, please view Gravesham Borough Council's HECA reports below. If you have any questions, please contact Dipna Pattni, Housing Partnerships Manager, 01474 33 73 26 or by email: dipna.pattni@gravesham.gov.uk

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