Energy strategy

Energy strategy

East Hampshire District Council created the energy strategy in November 2014.

The energy strategy will help us deliver a low-carbon, energy efficient, economically vibrant community.

It builds on the Corporate Strategy and the Joint Core Strategy, also known as the Local Plan, that will shape and guide development in East Hampshire to 2028.

Greenhouse gas report

Climate change is becoming increasingly more important at the local and national level. Since 2011 local authorities have been required by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 1995 report

The Home Energy Conservation Act (1995) recognises local authorities' ability to use their position to improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation in their areas. It also contributes to to the wider agenda at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to ensure that energy supplies are smarter, cleaner, more secure and affordable to consumers and businesses and by supporting economic growth across the country.

EHDC HECA report sets out the domestic 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. 

Supporting the shift to low-carbon transport

Electric vehicle drivers are invited to use the local guest WiFi at Penns Place whilst using the EV charge-points on site (the password is available from reception).

East Hampshire District Council has two electric vehicles and uses the charge points at Penns Place for operational purposes. The switch to electric vehicles is saving cash and carbon for the council.

There are always two additional charge points available for use by the public. Please visit Zap Map for live availability and more information about this charge-point location and tariff. 

Working with a partner, the council has installed Rapid (Genie Point) EV charge-points in Petersfield, Alton and at Liphook Services on the A3 North-bound.

Zap Map provides live information for these locations too.

Heat Masterplan for East Hampshire 

East Hampshire benefited from Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) funding to undertake a heat mapping exercise that identified priority projects.

Heat Feasibility studies were undertaken for the leisure centre sites and the new Town Centre at Whitehill & Bordon.