The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a website dedicated to improving energy in the home. This is available at the Simple Energy Advice website.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
ECO is a Government initiative provided by the big six energy suppliers to help people keep their homes warm. ECO can provide heating and insulation improvements for low-income and vulnerable households - social housing tenants are not eligible and there are eligibility criteria for this means-tested scheme.
Measures covered include:
- loft insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- boiler repair or replacement
The Councils of East Sussex have all signed up to a Statement of Intent on the use of Eco Funding. This is version two of the statement taking into account the changes brought about by ECO3. This most recent statement of intent can be found here.
This Statement of Intent replaced the previous Version one which can be found here.
Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
The Home Energy Conservation Act specifically concerns domestic energy efficiency; however it also contributes to the wider agenda to ensure energy supplies are smarter, cleaner, more secure and affordable.
The Act requires all local authorities to report on what is being done to improve energy efficiency in all residential accommodation in their areas.