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Sustainable Energy Action Plan March
Tamworth's Sustainable Energy Action Plan This Sustainable Energy Action Plan meets the requirement under the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) for all English authorities to prepare reports by 31 March 2013 setting 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. The Council is submitting this initial report by 31 March 2013 and then will submit further reports at two-yearly intervals (by 31 March 2015, 31 March 2017, 31 March 2019 etc.) up to and including 31 March This report is available electronically on our website.
Tamworth in context Tamworth Borough Councils Healthier Housing Strategy sets out the Councils commitment to improving the energy efficiency of properties across all the housing stock in Tamworth. The Council recognise the benefits of this in reducing carbon emissions, enabling affordable warmth, alleviating fuel poverty and improving the condition of the housing stock as well as improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and we will continue the good work undertaken in recent years by implementing the actions set out in this plan. For more information on this go to:
Tamworth in context There has been sustained action over the years across all the sectors. Home Energy Advice Tamworth (HEAT) was set up in 2009, a dedicated advice line for all residents across the Borough to access advice and energy information related to improving the energy efficiency of their homes, giving advice and assistance on affordable warmth and assisting with alleviating fuel poverty.
Tamworth in context Until December 2012 the Council worked with partners to fully utilise the remaining Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) funding by running a project through HEAT to raise the profile of energy efficiency and providing over 3000 free Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation measures resulting in a significant increase in the number of properties insulated in Tamworth, in all tenures, regardless of age, disability or income.
The Council as a landlord We have invested in heating and insulation improvements to our own stock … The Council has achieved the Decent Homes Standard across all of its stock and is currently working on maintaining and improving this
Our Climate Change Strategy Tamworth's Climate Change Strategy developed with key partners sets out “our “road map” as to how people, partners and businesses in Tamworth can work towards reducing their impact on our changing climate” This plan contributes to the goals and aspirations contained within this document linked to the reduction of Carbon Emissions
Our challenge … However Tamworth recognises that it still faces a number of challenges around energy efficiency across the borough and fuel poverty. The Council can see the opportunities offered by schemes such as the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation and in response to the introduction the Council is currently considering its options and approach to this and how we work to maximise the opportunities this provides for residents and the potential improvement of all housing stock in the Borough.
Tamworth – An affordable, energy secure and low carbon Borough So how will we meet these challenges. This Household Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Tamworth Borough seeks to build on the good work that has already been undertaken. It outlines how Tamworth has performed to date with respect to household energy and proposes a series of simple targets and actions through to The actions are set out in the Sustainable Energy Dashboard - twelve areas of focus with 42 actions to be led by Tamworth Borough Council and partners. At the heart of all of the actions are things that make a difference to the lives of citizens living in the Borough. Warmer more comfortable homes; lower energy bills; job opportunities; cleaner air. Collectively addressing the energy ‘trilemma’ of affordability; reliability and low carbon. 9
Tamworth – An affordable, energy secure and low carbon Borough Thankfully in this ‘age of austerity’ most of the resources needed to deliver the actions are ‘out there’ in the form of a range of energy company obligations and other long term programmes that are mostly simple to draw down. If Tamworth Borough doesn’t benefit from these resources, then other communities will. This plan seeks to ensure that the residents of Tamworth Borough benefit from the opportunities available as a result of Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation.
11 Why have a plan? Energy Affordability: The relentless rise in the cost of energy to heat and power our homes is becoming a very significant challenge for many families – notably disadvantaged and vulnerable households.
Why have a plan? Economic Opportunities: Tamworth has real and significant economic opportunities from the low carbon and sustainable energy economy. Tamworth must deliver sustainable energy jobs and new economic opportunities
Why have a plan? New Policies & Programmes: At the start of 2013 two new and potentially transformational policies went live. The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation. The Councils role in relation to these are currently under consideration with any decisions made to work for Tamworth.
Why have a plan? Investment in Energy Infrastructure: OFGEM talk of some £200 billion of investment in energy this decade. Tamworth needs to secure a proportion of this.
Why have a plan? Core City Fixation: Smaller communities seem to be out of the spotlight when it comes to the low carbon and sustainable energy economy. With Government’s focus on Core Cities and some ambitious low carbon plans coming from the likes of Liverpool, Coventry, Birmingham and Milton Keynes, Tamworth could be at significant risk of being left behind. Tamworth must develop a louder voice and more compelling vision to counter the City fixation, policy blind spot and delivery challenge.
Why have a plan? Delivery Challenge: The evidence of transformational change in the way we use and generate energy is very limited. Mainstream, on-going activity at the required level isn’t emerging. Most activity seems to occur as a result of one-off funding opportunities that are rarely sustained when the money runs out.
Why have a plan? Who’s Accountable: Accountability for sustainable energy and fuel poverty is unclear in many places. It’s an economic, health, housing, social and environment issue. Effective delivery requires a bit of lots of people. The complexity of what needs to be done makes progress tough.
18 So how are we currently performing? Tamworth has been performing well on a range of indicators relating to Fuel Poverty and Sustainable Energy indicators. The following slides look at performance relating to Excess Winter Deaths Numbers in Fuel Poverty Average cost of energy per household
Excess winter deaths (Aug 05 – July 10)
Analysis of total annual cost of Staffordshire household energy using DECC data
Good news for Tamworth … Lowest level of Excess Winter Deaths in Staffordshire Lowest numbers of people in the County in Fuel Poverty Lowest annual cost of household energy per household and person in the County
Why? Relatively new housing stock – Tamworth Stock compared to the national picture
Why? Relatively young population 2001 Census2011 Census AgeNumber% % 0-45, , , , , , , , , , , , All ages74, , Source – Office of National Statistics
Why? Urban Area Tamworth is 12 square miles
Why? Concerted effort by Home Energy Advice Tamworth – co-ordinating Energy Efficiency advice and working to alleviate fuel poverty in the Borough since 2009
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets Carbon Reduction: To reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the domestic sector by 34% by 2020 based on 1990 levels. This target is deliberately in line with National Government targets. For Tamworth Borough this implies a 2.5% year on year reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through to (1990 Domestic Baseline: 190,681 tonnes CO Target: 124,312 tonnes CO 2 ). 27
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets 3-year carbon reduction targets Monitor progress against this target by introducing new, building on the end of the National Indicator 186 reporting period. TARGET I: 1st April st March 2014 = 11,527 tonnes reduction of CO2. TARGET II: ,694 tonnes reduction of CO2 TARGET III: ,922 tonnes reduction of CO2.
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets Fuel Poverty Target: Adopt the Government’s Fuel Poverty Target and seek to deliver in the Borough of Tamworth the current Government Target: By 22nd November 2016, as far as is reasonably practicable, no person should have to live in fuel poverty. Tamworth Borough: Remove 5,000 households from fuel poverty by ,670 per year on average.
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets Microgeneration Target: To support the growth of local small-scale renewable energy – especially that which supports the reduction of fuel poverty and household carbon emissions.
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets Distributed Influence: To champion and develop a ‘distributed influence’ function for sustainable energy in homes across the Borough. This role would be to ensure that carbon reduction and energy targets and delivery strategies for the domestic sector are ambitious, coherent and deliverable - and to stimulate and coordinate activities, so that Borough partners deliver domestic carbon reduction and sustainable energy outcomes for the collective benefit of Tamworth including wider benefits such as economic and health.
Tamworth Borough Domestic Energy and CO2 targets To continue to monitor Government Policy and wider practice with regard to Local Carbon Budgets, Green Deal and Fuel Poverty along with other measures to ensure that Tamworth Borough’s policies are timely and well informed.
34 3 Year Timeframe Domestic Carbon Dioxide Reduction Budget/tonnes CO 2 April 11 – March 14 11,527 April 14 – March 17 10,694 April 17 – March 20 9,922 Tamworth Borough Domestic Budgets 2011 – 2020 The following table states Tamworth’s 3x3-year carbon budgets for the domestic sector starting April This is the estimated total reduction required over each 3 year period to deliver a 34% reduction in domestic carbon dioxide emissions on an estimated 1990 baseline.
Tamworth Borough’s first three-year domestic carbon budget from 1 st April 2011 to 31 st March 2014 is a reduction of 11,527 tonnes of carbon dioxide. It is proposed to deliver this 3 year target in the following way: 1.CAVITY WALL INSULATION (1,986 installations saving an average of 560kg CO 2 /annum/measure) = 1,112 tonnes CO 2 ) 2.LOFT INSULATION (1,302 installations saving an average of 234 kg CO 2 /annum/measure) = 305 tonnes CO 2 ) 3.NEW GAS BOILERS (6,480 installations saving an average of 762 kg CO 2 /annum/measure) = 4,941 tonnes CO 2 ) 4.TO BE CONFIRMED (5,169 tonnes of CO 2 /annum – to include microgeneration, behaviour change, solid wall insulation etc.) 35 Meeting the first Tamworth Domestic carbon budget
Tamworth Boroughs “Top 10” domestic sustainable energy actions Domestic Measures: Other Measures/Actions to be confirmed: Including solid wall insulation, microgeneration, behaviour change and fuel switching. Develop portfolio of measures in response to latest published carbon emissions data for Tamworth Borough expected October Home Energy Advice: Advice Target: 3,100 households in the Borough of Tamworth to receive high quality sustainable energy advice per year. Aim to provide sustainable energy advice to every household in Tamworth once every 10 years. (Delivered by Home Energy Advice Tamworth, Energy Saving Advice Service, Utilities and other providers of high quality sustainable energy advice). Social Housing: Belgrave Gas Extension: Work with the social enterprise Affordable Warmth Solutions to deliver a fuel switching project in Belgrave (electricity to gas). Health: Data Sharing: To explore how information on the most vulnerable can be shared to maximise the uptake of support measures. E.g. Primary Care knowledge of those most at risk of cold homes; benefit data sharing protocols to maximise the uptake of the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation. Economic Opportunities: Local Enterprise Partnership: Securing commitment and funding to the local economic opportunities of housing sustainable energy refurbishment and retrofit. Planning & New Build: Solid Wall Insulation: Develop skills and capacity of Tamworth Development Control team to be able to progress predicted increase in solid wall insulation workload to give projects certainty. Affordable Warmth: Develop a new Affordable Warmth plan: Building on the Healthier Housing Strategy, Public Health changes and Home Energy Conservation Act duties. Keeping Score: Maintain Tamworth Borough’s Sustainable Energy Dashboard: Use the Tamworth Borough Sustainable Energy Dashboard for keeping score. Develop simple reporting mechanisms from ‘service providers’ and ‘solutions providers’ including partner organisations to track progress. Publicity/Communication: Publicity and awareness campaign to ensure that organisations, communities and individuals throughout the Borough are aware of sustainable energy/low carbon opportunities: Securing Funding|Resources|Investment: Energy Company Obligation: The Borough should secure around a £1.6 million ‘fair share’ each year. Important to develop an early dialogue with the Obligated Parties and their delivery partners.
Tamworth Borough Sustainable Energy Dashboard 1.0 March 2013 (Priority Actions) A.Domestic Measures: 1.Cavity Wall Insulation (3 year target: 1,986 installations): 2.Loft Insulation (3 year target: 1,302 installations): 3.New Gas Boiler (3 year target: 6,408 installations): Obligation support. 4.Other Measures/Actions to be confirmed: B. Home Energy Advice: 1.Advice Target: 2.Maximum support from Service Providers: 3.Seek funding to enhance advice offer: C. Social Housing 1.Energy Company Obligation: 2.Belgrave Gas Extension: 3.Affordable Warmth Advice: D. Knowledge, Capability & Networking: 1.Council Officers & Elected Members: 2.Public: (see Communications & PR strategy) 3.Social Housing Providers: 4.Schools & Colleges: 5.Voluntary & Community Sector 6.Staffordshire County: 7.Energy Utilities & their delivery partners: 8.Funders: 9.Mr Christopher Pincher MP: E. Health: 1.Let’s Work Together: 2.Data Sharing: 3.Falls in Cold Homes: 4.Frail & Elderly: F. Special Projects 1.Belgrave Fuel Switch:. 2.Cheaper Energy Together Collective Switch: 3.District Heating: 37
G. Economic Opportunities: 1.Green Deal: 2.Energy Company Obligation: 3.Renewables: 4.Local Enterprise Partnership: 5.South Staffordshire College: H. Planning & New Build: 1.Solid Wall Insulation: 2.Area Based Planning: 3.Government Review of Building Regulations and Zero Carbon Homes: I. Affordable Warmth: 1.Maximum Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation Investment: 2.Maximise other Affordable Warmth Elements of Energy Company Obligation: 3.Government’s Response to Hills Fuel Poverty Review:. 4.Warm Homes Healthy People Funding: 5.Develop a new Affordable Warmth plan: J. Keeping Score: 1.Maintain Tamworth Borough’s Sustainable Energy Dashboard: 2.Explore Borough Wide Property Database: K. Publicity/Communication: 1.Publicity and awareness campaign to ensure that organisations, communities and individuals throughout the Borough are aware of sustainable energy/low carbon opportunities: L. Securing Funding|Resources|Investmen t: 1.Energy Company Obligation: 2.Special Projects: 3.Prepared for Final Quarter Rush: 4.Energy Utilities: 5.Funding for Regional Growth & Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs): 6.Other: 38
A.Domestic Measures Background Installation Target: The ‘Great British Refurb’ calls for every UK home to be ‘zero carbon’ by To meet this target Tamworth must deliver ‘zero carbon‘ refurbishments in around 850 homes a year on average for the next 37 years. Given that the current basic ‘sustainable energy’ measures being installed in homes are significantly less than that needed to achieve ‘zero carbon’ standards then significantly more homes must receive measures in the short term. The short term target is to develop a mechanism for maximising the take-up of the Energy Company Obligation in the Borough of Tamworth followed by selecting a Green Deal delivery partner or partners. 1.Cavity Wall Insulation (3 year target: 1,986 installations): Targeting owner occupiers and the private residential rented sector. Including normal cavities and hard to treat. Focussed on Carbon Saving Community Obligation areas and those eligible for Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation support. 2.Loft Insulation (3 year target: 1,302 installations): Targeting owner occupiers and the private residential rented sector. Focussed on Carbon Saving Community Obligation areas and those eligible for Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation support. 3.New Gas Boiler (3 year target: 6,408 installations): Will largely occur through the on-going replacement of the fleet of domestic boilers. Green Deal support helpful. Specific focus on those eligible for Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation support. 4.Other Measures/Actions to be confirmed: Including solid wall insulation, microgeneration, behaviour change and fuel switching. Develop portfolio of measures in response to latest published carbon emissions data for Tamworth Borough expected October
MeasureCO 2 /measure (Ref: EST) Savings £/measure (Ref: EST) Installation target over first 3 year carbon budget Total CO 2 savings over first 3 year carbon budget Total financial saving per year from 2014 Cavity Wall Insulation 0.56 tonne/year £1401,9861,112£278k Loft Insulation 0.23 tonne/year £561,302305£73k Boiler replacement 0.76 tonne/year £1946,4084,941£1,257k To be confirmed 5,169 Total 11,527£1,608k 40 Proposed measures to meet the first Carbon Budget :
B. Home Energy Advice 1.Advice Target: 3,100 households in the Borough of Tamworth to receive high quality sustainable energy advice per year. Aim to provide sustainable energy advice to every household in Tamworth once every 10 years. (Delivered by Home Energy Advice Tamworth, Energy Saving Advice Service, Utilities and other providers of high quality sustainable energy advice). 2.Maximum support from Service Providers: Ensure that Tamworth Borough secures as much support from Sustainable Energy Service Providers as possible and quantify the support that the Borough receives whenever possible. 3.Seek funding to enhance advice offer: Explore new ways of providing advice to increase the reach of HEAT. For example through large employers, schools, colleges and mobile advice provision in communities and at events. Seek funding for example from BIG Lottery Reaching Communities. Social media advice. Publish an advice booklet. Text advice service. Web-based ‘real time’ ask a question service. Advice leaflets (e.g. Train ‘Community Energy Advisers’.www.cse.org.uk/resources/energy-advice-leaflets 41
42 Mobile Sustainable Energy Advice Service
C. Social Housing Tamworth Borough Council retains its own social housing stock. Of the total 31,617 households in the Borough some 19.3% or 6,108 are social rented. Some 4,482 from the Council and 1,626 from other social housing providers. Source ONS Energy Company Obligation: The Energy Company Obligation provides some excellent opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of social housing in Tamworth. Notably the Carbon Emission Reduction Obligation & Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO). Hard to treat cavities, solid wall insulation and district heating are the key areas of opportunity. See CSCO maps below for details. The Asset Manager (or equivalent) for Tamworth Borough Council’s Social Housing stock should explore the opportunities for supporting investment through ECO. They should also meet with their equivalent from the other social housing providers to share insights and coordinate activity. The social housing sustainable energy works can provide opportunities for private sector tenures and this should be explored. 2.Belgrave Gas Extension: Work with the social enterprise Affordable Warmth Solutions to deliver a fuel switching project in Belgrave (electricity to gas). 3.Affordable Warmth Advice: Deliver a programme of ‘Affordable Warmth advice to social housing tenants in the Borough replicating best practice such as Live4Less or Aspire Housing’s ‘Embedded Adviser’ programme. 43
D. Knowledge, Capability & Networking The sustainable energy landscape changes with new policies and programmes (Green Deal and ECO); rising energy affordability challenges; new local economic opportunities; and public health responsibilities moving to sit more effectively with housing. It is key to ensure that all those with capacity to act and make a difference are given the opportunity to do so. To develop a ‘distributed influence’ function for ‘sustainable energy in homes’ across the Borough. To stimulate and coordinate activities, so that Borough and partners deliver warm, secure and affordable energy homes for Tamworth’s collective benefit. 1.Council Officers & Elected Members: 2.Public: (see Communications & PR strategy) 3.Social Housing Providers: (Tamworth Borough Council stock and other Registered Providers with significant stock in Borough 4.Schools & Colleges: Economic opportunities of sustainable energy. 5.Voluntary & Community Sector 6.Staffordshire County: 7.Energy Utilities & their delivery partners: 8.Funders: 9.Mr Christopher Pincher MP: Member of the Energy & Climate Change Committee. 44
E. Health 1.Let’s Work Together: To ensure that the health impacts of cold homes are a core part of the Let’s Work Together initiative in Tamworth 2.Data Sharing: To explore how information on the most vulnerable can be shared to maximise the uptake of support measures. E.g. Primary Care knowledge of those most at risk of cold homes; benefit data sharing protocols to maximise the uptake of the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation. 3.Falls in Cold Homes: Use the support from the Energy Company Obligation to target those most at risk from falls in cold homes. 4.Frail & Elderly: How can the Energy Company Obligation be used to target the frail and elderly in the Borough. 45
F. Special Projects 1.Belgrave Fuel Switch: Deliver gas supply to electrically heated homes in Belgrave. 2.Cheaper Energy Together Collective Switch: Be an active partner in DECC’s Cheaper Energy Together collective switching project. 3.District Heating: Develop a plan to maximise the opportunities from district heating under Energy Company Obligation. 46
G. Economic Opportunities 1.Green Deal: Maximising the local job opportunities from Green Deal in the Borough. 2.Energy Company Obligation: Maximising the local job opportunities from ECO in the Borough. 3.Renewables: Maximising the local supply chain opportunities from renewable energy and low carbon energy sources including district heating. 4.Local Enterprise Partnership: Securing commitment and funding to the local economic opportunities of housing sustainable energy refurbishment and retrofit. 5.South Staffordshire College: Green Deal career path? Solid wall insulation skills. Micro-generation. 47
H. Planning & New Build 1.Solid Wall Insulation: Develop skills and capacity of Tamworth Development Control team to be able to progress predicted increase in solid wall insulation workload to give projects certainty. 2.Area Based Planning: Develop understanding of area based planning approval for community projects (e.g. Stoke City Council’s approach) 3.Government Review of Building Regulations and Zero Carbon Homes: Maintain watching brief of Government review of Building Regulations and Zero Carbon Homes 48
I.Affordable Warmth Tamworth has 5,000 households in fuel poverty target to eradicate fuel poverty. PLAN: Remove 1,670 families/annum from fuel poverty. 1.Maximum Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation Investment: Tamworth Borough’s ‘fair share’ of the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) is around £400k/annum (about 160 boilers costing £2.5k each). Tamworth can get much more of this pot if it helps the Obligated Parties spend their money simply and effectively. Develop plan to maximise HHCRO investment. 2.Maximise other Affordable Warmth Elements of Energy Company Obligation: Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation: Initial focus on electrically heated solid wall properties. Carbon Saving Community Obligation: Focus on eligible Lower Super Output Areas. Develop plan to maximise alleviation of fuel poverty through Carbon Saving elements of ECO. 3.Government’s Response to Hills Fuel Poverty Review: Maintain a watching brief to ensure that Tamworth Borough can benefit from the new Government strategy as it develops. 4.Warm Homes Healthy People Funding: Clear evidence based plan for winter 13/14. 5.Develop a new Affordable Warmth plan: Building on the Healthier Housing Strategy, Public Health changes and Home Energy Conservation Act duties. 49
J. Keeping Score 1.Maintain Tamworth Borough’s Sustainable Energy Dashboard: Use the Tamworth Borough Sustainable Energy Dashboard for keeping score. Develop simple reporting mechanisms from ‘service providers’ and ‘solutions providers’ including partner organisations to track progress. Data from the Department of Energy & Climate Change and OFGEM will enable Tamworth Borough to see the impact of activity and measures. The complexity of energy and climate change and the cross cutting nature of the agendas means that certainty will be elusive. Keeping the system simple is crucial – the dashboard approach aims to achieve simplicity. 2.Explore Borough Wide Property Database: Local Authorities have a key role in coordinating the delivery of the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal. Good data will be key in identifying individual dwellings and areas that have most to gain. It helps to target measures and organise, plan and implement programmes, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. What data does Tamworth have and how can it be brought together so the Borough is ready for the new programmes. 51
K. Publicity/Communication 1.Publicity and awareness campaign to ensure that organisations, communities and individuals throughout the Borough are aware of sustainable energy/low carbon opportunities: Tamworth should promote opportunities widely and with confidence. There is much to be celebrated in the Borough and there are many opportunities for Tamworth still to take. Publicity and communications around sustainable energy should form a small but significant part of many communications from the Tamworth Borough Council and Partners. This isn’t about energy as a standalone issue, but about cosy and comfortable homes, pensioners slashing their energy bills, new job opportunities for local people, children doing homework in warm rooms, people making a 10% return on their photovoltaic panels. Develop a PRESS, PR & COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY. To include social media, events, blog, policy and practice update. See for ideas.http://bit.ly/WUAxJX 52
L. Securing Resources|Funding|Investment 1.Energy Company Obligation: The Borough should secure around a £1.6 million ‘fair share’ each year. Important to develop an early dialogue with the Obligated Parties and their delivery partners. 2.Special Projects: See above. 3.Prepared for Final Quarter Rush: Increasingly Government is making significant resources available in the final quarter of the financial year (Jan – March). It’s important for Tamworth to have ‘oven ready projects’ and be ‘ready to deliver at scale’ to ensure that at least a fair share of these resources are secured. Includes DoH’s Warm Homes Healthy People, Department for Energy & Climate Change’s Fuel Poverty Funds, Collective Switch, Local Energy Assessment Fund, Green Deal Pioneer Places. 4.Energy Utilities: The Energy Companies hold significant resources to deliver a sustainable energy future in homes in Tamworth. Developing a positive and productive relationship with a number of the ‘Big Six’ energy companies is critical to ensure that Tamworth does not get left behind in the focus on ‘core cities’. Tamworth should take a proactive role in ensuring that an ‘unfair share’ of the utilities’ resources benefit the Borough. A Southern Staffordshire partnership approach should be encouraged. The new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is worth £1.3bn/annum. 5.Funding for Regional Growth & Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs): The delivery of secure, affordable and low carbon energy services and infrastructure is a key outcome for Local Enterprise Partnerships. Lord Heseltine's ‘No Stone Unturned: In Pursuit of Growth’ calls for an end to centralisation and a major devolution of resources through the LEPs. 6.Other: A diverse range of existing, new and emerging opportunities for financing the transformation to low carbon, sustainable energy homes in the Borough exist. Regular reviews (3 monthly) of funding/investment opportunities and innovation should be carried out and reported to those who have the capacity and power to act. 53
TOP TEN Funding Opportunities for Tamworth Borough: 1.Energy Company Obligation: A £1.6 million a year ‘fair share’. More is available if Tamworth Borough acts ambitiously and effectively. 2.Green Deal: Likely to grow in demand over time. Really important as ‘match funding’ for Energy Company Obligation funded measures especially Carbon Emission Reduction Target. 3.Low Carbon Network Fund: The Low Carbon Network Fund allows up to £500m of support to projects sponsored by the distribution network operators (DNOs) to try out new technology, operating and commercial arrangements. The objective of the projects is to help all DNOs understand what they need to do to provide security of supply at value for money as Great Britain (GB) moves to a low carbon economy. 4.Big Lottery: Various programmes to support civil society organisations and the most disadvantaged groups and communities. Reaching Communities and Awards for All worth exploring. 5.Feed in Tariff: Dramatic falls in the capital costs of photovoltaic panels and associated equipment makes Feed in Tariffs a good funding opportunity for the domestic sector. 6.Renewable Heat Incentive: Worth exploring for the significant number of Tamworth’s electrically heated homes. Especially if a district heating solution can be made to work with the Energy Company Obligation. 7.Local Enterprise Partnership: Increasingly the Local Enterprise Partnership has resources to deliver local economic opportunity in the Borough. Solid wall insulation is a significant job opportunity in the early years of ECO. How can the LEP support local job creation. 8.Fuel Poverty &/or Health Funds: Including Warmer Homes Healthy People, Warm Homes Discount, Public Heath resources. 9.Charitable Trusts: For ‘civil society’ led projects tackling climate change, fuel poverty and the health impacts on the most vulnerable. 10.Householders own resources: How can the savings of householders be invested for excellent returns in sustainable energy. 54
Annual estimated NHS cost of cold related ill-health pro- rated based on population.
The Economic Opportunity of Refurbishment 85% of existing houses will be standing in 2050 Government commitment to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 (25% of emissions from housing). 31,617 homes across the Borough of Tamworth – most do not meet thermal targets. These must be refurbished to a ‘zero carbon’ standard in the next 37 years (by 2050). The retrofitting market amounts to 855 homes a year on average, or c. 70 per week across the Borough. For Tamworth this is a £13 – 18 million per annum market.
Remember: Tamworth domestic energy spend £40m/an. Tamworth NHS Cold Home Costs £2m/an. c. £1.3 billion a year TOTAL Tamworth ’s ‘FAIR SHARE’ £1 in every £813 (of national pot) (0.123%) £1.6 million/annum (c.£31k/week)
62 Affordable Warmth Obligation (25%) Target£4.2 billion notional space and water heating cost reduction (lifetime) by March 2015 EligibilityBased around Super Priority Group in receipt of qualifying benefits or tax credits Size of Market2.7m homes – Private sector only Potential Full Heating 130k/Replacement Boilers 160k (yr) Cavity Wall 240k easy & 130k HTT Loft insulation 1m Focus Any measure which results in a reduction in the notional heating costs to the household. Focus is on central heating, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation Measures include: New gas heating, new electric central heating, new oil central heating, gas, oil and LPG replacement boilers Up to 5% of target can be delivered through boiler repairs to A&B rated boilers must include 1 or 2 year warranty Credit can be claimed for AW eligible households on a new District Heating Scheme DECC estimate of mix and quantity of measures to meet delivery (Jan 2013 – end March 2015) 260,000 Heating measures 45,000 Cavity wall installations 90,000 loft installations DECC cost estimate£325m/year
65 Carbon Saving Target (60%) Target 20.9 Mt CO2 lifetime savings to March 2015 – reduce CO2 emissions by 0.52 Mt CO2 EligibilityUnlimited Size of Market 7 million solid walls & private sector Circa 3m hard to treat cavities Market relies on financial support from Green Deal or other sources of finance Potential 7 million solid wall properties Circa 3m hard to treat cavities Focus Solid wall insulation or hard to treat cavities Further measures which accompany either solid wall or hard to treat cavity wall insulation which reduce the heat loss from a property such as loft insulation, glazing and draught proofing will also score DECC estimate of mix and quantity of measures to meet delivery 147,000 solid wall installations 446,500 hard to treat cavities Plus accompanying measures such as loft insulation, glazing and draught proofing DECC cost estimate£780m/year
Worked example: ECO Carbon Emissions Reduction Target: External solid wall insulation…… 3 Bed Semi on mains GAS3 Bed Semi ELECTRIC HEATING 9,111 kWh of heating energy saved/year Less 33% ‘IN-USE’ FACTOR: 6,104kWh/yr kg CO 2 /kWh Gas = 1,209kg CO 2 /yr.0.517kg CO 2 /kWh Elec = 3,156kg CO 2 /yr. Lifetime of Solid Wall Insulation 36 years. Total CO 2 savings lifetime: 43.5 tonnes CO 2 Total CO 2 savings lifetime: tonnes CO 2 Value of 1 tonne of CO 2 : £ Contribution towards work from Obligated Party: £3,480 - £5,221 Contribution towards work from Obligated Party: £9,088 - £13,634
69 Carbon Saving Community Obligation (15%) Target6.8m tCO2 lifetime savings to March 2015 Eligibility Area based approach targeting all households in the lowest 15% Index of Multiple Deprivation of Lower Super Output Areas. 80% of savings must be delivered within qualifying areas 15% of target must be delivered to Affordable Warmth eligible homes living in rural settlements of 10,000 people or fewer Size of Market 4 million homes defined by IMD data plus Affordable Warmth eligible households living in rural settlements of less than 10k homes with homes suitable for CSCO measures Potential 360k Easy to treat cavities, 370,000 hard to treat cavities, 1m solid walls and 660,000 loft insulation opportunities FocusFocus is on cavity wall and loft insulation but includes solid wall insulation DECC estimate of mix and quantity of measures to meet delivery Cavity wall and loft insulation or solid wall insulation to 180,000 homes Try and deliver Affordable Warmth heating alongside these insulation measures wherever possible 27,000 of these homes will need to meet the Rural Safeguard Target DECC cost estimate£195m/year
Opportunity from collective switching: Recent OFGEM research stated that 60% of households have never switch (http://bit.ly/10lDtNy)http://bit.ly/10lDtNy For the Borough of Tamworth this would mean that 18,970 (60% of 31,617) households could get serious benefits from switching energy suppliers. If they all saved £206 each/annum, that would result in a first year saving of more than £3.9 million. (9.7% of total domestic energy spend)