Under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) the Council is required to produce a report setting out "the local energy conservation measures that the authority - or group of authorities - consider practical, cost-effective, and likely to significantly improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area". The report is required to be reviewed every 2 years.
Where possible, the Council works together in partnership with other Essex Local Authorities to negotiate contracts with providers. This helps to ensure that we maximise monies from Government and utility company grants and assistance schemes for the benefit of all Essex residents.
The Council has formally declared its commitment to tackling the causes and effects of a changing climate on the District.