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www.usea.org.uk HECA IS BACK WHAT TO DO TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU MARK SAUNDERS
www.usea.org.uk A bit about us Formerly Thames Valley EAC Not for profit Energy and sustainability services Public sector client base Witney and Milton Keynes offices Green Deal offering
www.usea.org.uk What underpins HECA ? Carbon Plan targets Fuel Poverty targets Policy integration
www.usea.org.uk Local Authority obligations Produce report by 31 March 2013, then every two years. Report to set out actions which are practicable, cost effective and likely to result in significant improvement. To take advantage of finance. To utilise an area based approach. No sanction for not reporting.......
www.usea.org.uk The HECA report Local ambitions and priorities. Measures and how they will be funded. Area based approach and how this will be funded. Delivery / partners and timeframe.
www.usea.org.uk HECA report 1 Local ambitions and priorities. Existing and future plans making reference to key drivers. Encouraged to sign up to LGA’s Climate Local as a framework for local action. How will plans tackle fuel poverty – links to new or existing Fuel Poverty Strategies and use of ECO Use data made available by DECC?.
www.usea.org.uk HECA report 2 Significant measures and funding Integration of Green Deal, ECO, FiTs and RHI Use of EPC data Measures can also be advice, education and promotion Identify key local partners Retrofit projects
www.usea.org.uk HECA report 3 Area based approach and funding Perceived added value of this approach Key links with social housing providers and the plans of other partners. Use of ECO carbon saving communities obligation and ECO - Affordable Warmth funding for certain areas.
www.usea.org.uk HECA report 4 Delivery and time frame Consortium or single council report? Reports intended to be a: catalyst for joint action with multiple partners, vehicle to attract funding, and a communication tool. Reports should have a time frame.
www.usea.org.uk Key points Data and on-going monitoring Collaboration Use as a strategic tool
www.usea.org.uk The downside Not much time to develop a well considered plan – unless you have plan already. No extra resources to support this statutory obligation. Little acknowledgement of local solutions – it’s all about fitting in with big national schemes..
www.usea.org.uk USEA’s offer Tiered reporting and monitoring service with levels based on: The level of data analysis The amount of stakeholder facilitation Use of GIS as way to identify opportunities. An on-going service if you want.
www.usea.org.uk The shameless plug HECA is back seminar Chiltern District Council - Amersham 25 September 10 – 2.30 More info on the USEA website THANK YOU.