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.
The Statement of Intent v2.0 has now expired, and Hastings Borough Council will not be issuing any further Local Authority Declarations under it.
Once guidance from OFGEM has been produced and agreement with local authorities in East Sussex has been reached a new Statement of Intent for ECO Flex 4 will be published on our website.
Until this time we are not able to issue any Local Authority Declarations under ECO Flex 4.
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.