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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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Renewable energy is making a difference to our carbon footprint

A record 46% of the UK’s electricity was generated by clean energy sources in 2015. Official figures (from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) show low-carbon sources (including nuclear) accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year. Renewable sources accounted for around a quarter of the UK’s electricity generation in 2015, outstripping coal power (22%) […]

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Guide to personal carbon divestment

Ethical Consumer magazine have released a personal guide to help consumers pick fossil-free banking products. http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalcampaigns/carbondivestment.aspx This personal finance guide to carbon divestment surveys over 50 of the UK’s personal finance companies.  It covers high street finance providers, and a range of options if you want to move away from companies connected with fossil fuels. […]

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Head of Planning, East Hants District Council addresses Energy Alton public meeting

Simon Jenkins, Head of Planning at East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), offered inspiration and guidance to the audience at Energy Alton’s public meeting in September, the first meeting of the 2016/17 programme.  Simon shared his own career background in sustainable housing and his deep commitment to low- or zero-carbon housing, and to high-quality innovative building […]

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