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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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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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