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Energy & the Environment

East Herts Council / Hertfordshire County Council will never cold call residents about any energy efficiency grants or renewable energy scheme. We will not turn up at your doorstep unless we have an appointment to do so. If you have any concerns about rogue traders, report them to trading standards or the police.

Details of different energy grants and payments, top tips to save energy and money and how to switch energy supplier.

Cold Weather Payments

If you're receiving certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment.

Home Insulation Grants

The grant scheme is open to all homeowners in East Herts District.

Renewable Heat Premium Payment

You might be able to get help for energy-saving improvements to your home if you are on certain benefits and own or privately rent your home.

Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation

Information regarding available offers for loft and cavity wall insulation.

Winter Fuel Payments

If you are aged 60 or over, you may get a Winter Fuel Payment to help pay for the cost of keeping warm in winter. This can be between £100 and £300 depending on your age and situation.

Top Tips to Save Energy & Money

Most of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas and if used at the current rate, will run out within a few generations. Take a look at our top tips for saving energy and money.

Fuel Tariff Switching

Residents in East Herts should consider shopping around to get the best energy deals. Switching for the first time can often save around £200+. Check if you can save by switching energy supplier.

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) recognises local authorities' ability to use their position to significantly improve the energy efficiency of all the residential accommodation in their areas.

Hertfordshire Warmer Homes Scheme

Hertfordshire Warmer Homes is a new scheme that provides free or discounted household improvements to help vulnerable residents stay warm in their homes. It is a partnership operated by all the 10 Hertfordshire district and borough councils as well as the County Council.