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South Hams District Council

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use through grant funding that is occasionally made available to tackle poor performing homes. Despite domestic emissions (broadly associated with energy consumption) showing a downward trend, the rate of decline is slow. Data was obtained from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ascertain the spatial distribution of energy use in the District. The data is captured…

energy performance in the district, the graph below shows the percentages of EPC certificates for domestic properties in South Hams6. South Hams has a large number of difficult to treat housing with a larger proportion of properties having EPC ratings of D and below. Research by the Energy Saving Trust7 suggests that with the current (at the time) grid electricity emissions factor, heat…

…' category and therefore not captured on this map, this is further explained within the government methodology for this data set.5 Nonetheless, the data provides a useful illustration of electricity and gas consumption. In terms of electricity use, the most energy appears to be used in the south of the district. The map below shows the 2018 mean electricity usage by LSOA and each band of energy use

… Page 6 of 31 What these two data sets can tell us is areas where efforts could be directed to continue reduced gas usage, but equally be able to heat their homes in a much more sustainable way, whether this is through future retro-fit schemes or district energy provision. To illustrate the level of domestic…

… and on-site renewable electricity would deliver the best outcome in these areas. 6 MHCLG, 2019. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings of domestic properties in England and Wales [obtained online at] 7 Exeter University, 2011, A Review Of Renewable Energy Resource Assessment And Targets For Devon…


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