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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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Climate change: government’s advisors issue stark warning

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advises the government on emissions targets and reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. See their website https://www.theccc.org.uk/ The Climate Change Act of 2008 committed the Government to a reduction of at least 80% in carbon emissions by 2050.  This is desperately important – the signs […]

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Annual Meeting March 2018 – thanks, successes and plans

We welcomed familiar and new faces to Energy Alton’s annual meeting on 14 March.  Reviewing a busy and successful year, John Hubbard said   that home energy surveys and energy advice remained the core activity. (see the website for contact information).  Highlights of the year included: The Alton premiere and reception for “Before the Flood”, the […]

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Plastic waste – we can all do something

WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE We have all seen media coverage of drifts of disgusting plastic rubbish clogging up the seas (and sewers) and poisoning wildlife in our oceans.  We are beginning to see a response from some supermarkets and coffee shops but progress is slow. If only there were some giant […]

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How the National Grid is changing

THE NATIONAL GRID IS CHANGING At a fascinating public talk, one of a series organised by community group Energy Alton, Roger Munford explained to a large audience at the Community Centre how community energy schemes are bringing about the development of the Smart Grid – the biggest change in the distribution of electricity since the […]

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Energy Alton responds to the Government’s “Clean Growth” strategy

Energy Alton has submitted detailed comments on the Government’s strategy on “clean” (low-carbon, low-pollution) economic growth.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy.  We welcome the positive tone of the Strategy.  But we are concerned at the lack of detailed commitments.  The Committee for Climate Change (https://www.theccc.org.uk/), the government’s watchdog on the implementation of the Climate Change Act, reported in June […]

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Meeting the needs of humanity within the means of the planet

“Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet.  This means ensuring that everyone has life’s essentials (food, housing, healthcare, political voice and more) while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we are entirely dependent” – a stable […]

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