Home Energy Conservation Act
The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 requires English Local Authorities to
produce a report that sets 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. Since March 2013 it has been a statutory requirement that all Councils publish a report every two years
(up to and including 31 March 2027) on how they plan to improve domestic energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty
in their area.
Carbon dioxide emissions from housing contribute up to a third of all such
emissions. Households can act to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their overall costs and improve their home
environment by updating their homes with cavity wall and loft insulation and boiler replacements, when required.
Retrofitting of insulation measures is essential to achieve carbon saving targets and future-proof our housing
against rising fuel costs.
Improving the energy efficiency of housing plays a major role in alleviating the
risk of fuel poverty, helping households to achieve affordable warmth and reduce the negative health effects from
living in cold homes.
Wakefield Council's 2017 HECA Report sets out the energy efficiency
initiatives, which the Council will deliver between in 2017-2019. The measures are what the Council considers
practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvements in the energy efficiency of
residential accommodation and a reduction in the risk of fuel poverty.
The 2017 HECA Report includes some previously delivered key projects and outlines
Wakefield Council's plan to deliver targeted home energy improvement schemes providing insulation and heating
improvements that use the Energy Company Obligation, establish a local energy tariff, deliver a new package of fuel
poverty help and work with Health and Social Care Partners to raise awareness and set up referral systems.
Further Report 2017