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Off Gas On Message for 2019

Much of Energy Alton’s advice and guidance to home owners involves homes connected to the gas grid. That applies to the majority of houses in the UK. But 15% of homes nationwide are off the gas grid and in Hampshire the number is much higher. Did you know that in East Hampshire the figure is […]

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Volunteering for Energy Alton – a great way to start 2019!

Energy Alton is run entirely by volunteers. We are a friendly, committed community group of people from all backgrounds and none. We focus on action, on making a tangible difference to the community in Alton and the surrounding villages through information, advice, services and projects, as described on this website. We always have volunteering opportunities available. […]

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Energy Alton at the Yuletide Festival

Energy Alton had not one but two stalls in the Assembly Rooms at the Yuletide festival at the beginning of December!  More than 80 people visited our display on turning the tide on plastics and met Philippa and Eleanor (pictured).  As well as information about the impact of plastics on wildlife in our seas and […]

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Grow Your Tenner for Energy Alton!

This year for the first time Energy Alton is taking part in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign.  https://localgiving.org/charity/energy-alton/ This means that, from 10am on the 11th December 2018 direct debit donations set up through our Localgiving page will be matched by up to £10!  The matched funding can quickly be allocated, so please […]

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Climate emergency – The Time to Act is Now. Energy Alton Press Release

Members of Energy Alton recently debated the need for urgent and far-reaching action on climate change, highlighted by an alarming report from the United Nations (UN) published in October 2018. The UN Paris Agreement in 2016 recommended that the rise in global temperature be kept “substantially below 2 degrees Celsius”. The recent report from the […]

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Electric vehicles – Energy Alton in the Classic Car Show

For the second year running, Energy Alton had a display of electric vehicles in the Classic Car Show organised by the Herald and Alton Town Council on Saturday 22 September.  Despite the damp weather, lots of people took the opportunity to chat to electric vehicle owners.  The technology has developed further over the last year, […]

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Plastic waste awareness – what you can do – new web pages

Energy Alton’s website now has web pages on plastic waste – look under What we do/Now.  You’ll find lots of information and ideas, including – Preventing street litter reaching the sea – plastic litter, especially cigarette ends, finds it way into the sea through storm drains, and stuff such as wipes and cotton buds flushed down the […]

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