The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 1995 recognises local authorities’ ability to use their position to significantly improve the energy efficiency of all the residential accommodation in their areas.
In July 2012 the Department for Energy and Climate Change published requirements under the Act for all local authorities in England to report on the measures they propose to take to improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in their areas. The reports set 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.
Croydon submitted the first of these reports (known as a ‘further report’) in January 2013. DECC requires local authorities to report on progress in implementing measures at two year intervals via ‘progress reports’
Energy Company Obligation: Help to Heat Flexible Eligibility
Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Help to Heat flexible eligibility, obligated energy suppliers will be able to use the ‘flexible eligibility’ mechanism for up to 10% of their ECO Affordable Warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in premises that have been declared eligible by local authorities.