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New Executive Director starts at Winchester Action on Climate Change

WinACC’s new Executive Director is Tom Brenan. Tom is a public interest environmental and planning lawyer, with experience advising communities and organisations including the Environmental Law Foundation (where he also created a network of university advice clinics) and the National Trust. He has studied permaculture and biodynamic horticulture and served as a Director of the […]

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June is Hampshire Clean Air Month

15 June is the first UK National Clean Air Day.  We can all make pledges – what will you do?  If you are a car driver, you could leave your car at home, or walk your children to school.  See other ideas and make your pledge here The whole of June is Hampshire Clean Air Month, […]

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What the election manifestos say about energy and climate change

Carbon Brief provides scientific and policy evidence, analysis and briefing on energy and climate change.  This page summarises the information on energy and climate change and related topics in each of the political party’s General Election manifestos: https://www.carbonbrief.org/election-2017-what-minfestos-say-energy-climate-change   Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change  

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Extracting shale gas by fracking – should we be doing it?

Energy Alton recently held an open discussion on the benefits and risks of extracting shale gas by fracking.  A summary of the discussion and Energy Alton’s position is here Shale Gas Statement EA March 2017 A very useful briefing, drawing on independent academic and expert literature is here http://www.cieh.org/Policy/Shale_Gas_and_Fracking.html Energy Alton’s statement acknowledges the serious concern about […]

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Winchester Action on Climate Change seeks new Executive Director

Could you lead Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC)? Send your application to chair@winacc.org.uk before the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 7 April 2017.  For further information see www.winacc.or.uk WinACC is recruiting a new Executive Director to lead WinACC in all its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of Winchester District – with […]

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Petersfield Community Energy’s exciting plans

We are delighted that Petersfield have a new Community Energy group, thanks to the energy and determination of Ingrid Martin and Julie Yardley, who have already made a lot happen.  They are shown in the photo at their launch event with Jane Devlin, Energy Strategy Manager at East Hampshire District Council, and John Hubbard, Chair […]

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A global challenge affecting us all: too many people

A stark message was given at an Energy Alton talk recently from the national charity ‘Population Matters’, represented by Eric Rimmer.  He challenged those at the meeting to face up to some uncomfortable facts. Quoting the great naturalist Sir David Attenborough, he said that all environmental problems and many social problems will become impossible to […]

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