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Clean Heat Alton Project – Call for volunteer householders

Through this project, Energy Alton will investigate clean heat alternatives to gas, oil and other fossil fuelled heating of homes in Alton and share the results with homeowners. Experienced volunteers from Energy Alton will survey a cross section of five homes in Alton. A local energy consultancy will analyse and assess the clean heat options […]

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The Government’s new Green Homes Grant – information

The Government launched its new Green Homes Grant scheme at the end of September. The Environment Centre (TeC) in Southampton has a helpful overview here https://environmentcentre.com/green-homes-grant/ including a link to the page on the Government’s website and details of what is included and not included, and finding registered tradespeople through Trustmark and the Microgeneration Certification […]

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Response to Government consultation on phasing out internal-combustion-engined vehicles

Energy Alton and Alton Climate Action & Network have submitted a detailed response to the Government’s consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consulting-on-ending-the-sale-of-new-petrol-diesel-and-hybrid-cars-and-vans We want the phase out date to be dictated by the urgency of the climate emergency, not the convenience of consumers and manufacturers. We […]

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ACAN’s 2020 Vision Report published

During May 2020 Alton Climate Action & Network (ACAN) asked local people “What are the positives from lockdown and what would you like to keep in post-Covid recovery? We received some very well considered and heartfelt responses, full of good ideas for life post Covid. ACAN has now produced a report which analyses those responses […]

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The Revolution in Nuclear Power

By Simon Johnson In a talk given in May 2020 to a Zoom meeting organised by Energy Alton, an ex-reactor physicist explained for non-scientists why there is a realistic possibility that this new technology could lead to a large reduction in global warming. One of the biggest hurdles being the public’s genuine concerns about old-fashioned […]

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Veolia consultation on the Advanced Energy Recovery Facility

Veolia have recently consulted the public on a proposed incinerator for commercial and industrial waste on its A31 site, currently a materials sorting facility. Energy Alton submitted a response to the consultation which you can download above. In principle, Energy Alton supports the advance of renewable energy production including the use of combined heat and […]

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Energy Alton’s Priorities

Energy Alton now works under the umbrella of Alton Climate Action & Network (ACAN) – which it played a key role in setting up early in 2019. At the start of the new year, Energy Alton clarified its priorities: Home energy surveys and advice, including thermal imaging – get in touch with us on the […]

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Energy Alton’s accounts for year ended 31 December 2019

John Hubbard, Energy Alton’s Chairman, will be reviewing the year’s activities and achievements, and plans for the months ahead, at the Annual Electors’ Meeting on Wed 18th March 2020, 7.00 pm at Alton Assembly Rooms. Click on the link above to download the CIC’s independently-examined Profit and Loss Account for 2019, which shows a very […]

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The Smart Export Guarantee

Payment for small-scale electricity generation The Smart Export Guarantee came into force on 1 January 2020. It follows on from the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme that closed on 31 March 2019, but it works very differently to FITs. It works as an obligation on electricity suppliers. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) makes sure that small-scale […]

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