The 2017 Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Report summarises the home energy conservation measures that Oxford City Council has carried or been instrumental in since April 1 2015. There is a particular emphasis on accessing funding streams such as the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs (FITs) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Our report examines the data and issues for Oxford in terms of fuel poverty and hard to treat properties, and the ability to target help at people in need. It also gives some detail on past, current and planned work.
The three main strands of the Council’s approach are:
- strong and long commitment of the council to carbon reduction work across sectors
- progressive work in the private rented sector pushing the restrictions from the Energy Act that apply from 1 April 2018, and promoting and providing funding
- commitment to targeting fuel poverty and using data to lever in external funding to tackle this in Oxford
The three yearly update reports for 2013, 2015 and 2017 are available and can be downloaded below.