Home Energy Conservation Act
The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 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 improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and reduce their carbon emissions by upgrading their homes with insulation and heating improvements, and retrofitting renewable energy solutions.
Housing related energy efficiency and renewable energy measures are essential to achieve carbon saving targets, contributing towards climate change reduction. These types of improvements future-proof our housing against rising fuel costs alleviating the risk of fuel poverty, helping households to achieve affordable warmth, and reducing the negative health effects from living in cold homes.
Wakefield Council's 2021 HECA Report sets out the home energy efficiency and fuel poverty initiatives, it has delivered during 2019-21 and will aim to deliver between in 2021-2023. 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 2021 HECA Report includes activity that are key priorities in the Wakefield Housing Plan 2019-22.
The 2021 HECA Report is available to download