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2 Energy conservation reports.U.K.

(1)[F1Subject to subsection (7),]it shall be the duty of every energy conservation authority to prepare a report in accordance with this section.

(2)The report shall set out 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.

(3)The report shall include—

(a)an assessment of the cost of the energy conservation measures set out in it;

(b)an assessment of the extent to which carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere would be decreased as a result of those measures; and

(c)a statement of any policy of the authority for taking into account, in deciding whether to exercise any power in connection with those measures, the personal circumstances of any person.

Nothing in this subsection shall be taken as requiring the authority to set out in the report energy conservation measures to be taken in relation to any particular dwelling or building.

(4)The report may, if the energy conservation authority considers it desirable, include—

(a)an assessment of the extent of decreases in emissions into the atmosphere of oxides of nitrogen and sulphur dioxide which would result from the implementation of the measures set out in the report;

(b)an assessment of the number of jobs which would result from the implementation of those measures;

(c)an assessment of the average savings in fuel bills and in kilowatt hours of fuel used that might be expected to result from the measures by different types of household in different types of accommodation;

(d)such other matters as it considers appropriate.

(5)An energy conservation authority may in preparing the report consult such persons as it considers appropriate.

(6)When an energy conservation authority has prepared a report in accordance with this section, it shall publish it and send a copy to the Secretary of State.

[F2(7)An energy conservation authority may prepare a report on houses in multiple occupation or house-boats which is separate from the report on other residential accommodation.]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 2(1) inserted (E.W.) (13.1.1997) by S.I. 1997/47, art. 3(2)(a).

F2S. 2(7) inserted (E.W.) (13.1.1997) by S.I. 1997/47, art. 3(2)(b).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Power to amend s. 2 conferred by 1996 c. 38, s. 2(3) (in force (S.) (1.12.1996) by 1996/2796, art. 2; and (N.I.) (5.12.1996) by S.R. 1996/559, art. 2; and (E.W.) (14.1.1997 for specified provisions, otherwise 1.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/47, art. 2).

Power to amend, repeal, revoke or disapply conferred ((E.) 18.10.2000 and (W.) 1.11.2000) by 2000 c. 22, s. 7(2)(b); S.I. 2000/2836, art. 2(a); S.I. 2000/2948, art. 2

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 wholly in force at 1.4.1997: s. 2 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 9(2); s. 2 in force (E.) (1.4.1996) by S.I. 1995/3340, arts. 2, 3; and (N.I.) (1.4.1996) by S.R. 1995/455, art. 2; and (S.) (1.12.1996) by S.I. 1996/2797, art. 2; and (W.) (1.4.1997) by S.I. 1996/3181, art 2.

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