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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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Helping households stay warm and well in the colder months

The weather is turning colder … Hampshire County Council’s ‘Hitting the Cold Spots’ service is here to help eligible individuals and families in the Hampshire County Council area.  The service includes advice on energy use and money saving tips. Find out more here   http://www.environmentcentre.com/projects/hitting-the-cold-spots/ and please pass on the link to anyone and everyone who might […]

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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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