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Review of the year 2018/19

John Hubbard, our chairman, presented a review of Energy Alton’s many activities at its well-attended AGM in March. Along with the services we’ve offered for many years, such as home energy surveys and thermal images, advice on damp problems by David Moore, and a wide-ranging programme of talks and films, he highlighted our year-long campaign […]

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Applause for inspirational film “Tomorrow (Demain)”

The audience of around 120 burst into spontaneous applause after the screening of the film ‘Tomorrow’ at Alton Maltings on Friday 22 March. Energy Alton, The Alton Society and the Alton Local Food Initiative (ALFI) joined forces to present a free showing of this inspirational film with its powerful positive message. Although the theme is […]

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EHDC Local Plan must respond to climate crisis

Energy Alton has submitted its response and recommendations on East Hampshire District Council’s draft Local Plan – a very important document which sets out the challenges facing the area, including Alton and our villages, the Council’s vision for the future and policies for sustainable and viable development, green infrastructure, planning for climate change and renewable […]

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Tom Lankester – a 21st century superhome from a 1980’s brick box

A 21ST CENTURY SUPERHOME FROM A 1980’S BRICK BOX Dr Thomas Lankester had the audience enthralled at the latest Energy Alton talk on 16th January. He described the conversion of his ‘standard brick box’ home of the 80’s in Farnham to a “superhome” of the 21st century, saving over 60% of his fossil fuel use, […]

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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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