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POWERING UP ALTON NEEDS YOU!

We need to prove there is a demand for this project in Alton, so please do fill in our short survey to express your support – here is the link: Powering up survey The new project team needs volunteers to get involved – it’s a really exciting time. Contact energyalton@gmail.com for more information and to join in.

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POWERING UP ALTON NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

What is Powering Up Alton?The Powering Up project will benefit everyone by creating a new community owned and directed organisation to install and own renewable energy projects. This will bring benefits to the local community including:• Contributing to tackling the climate crisis:• Replacing carbon intensive energy with renewable energy• Generating renewable energy locally• Providing a […]

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Green Homes Online: Watch the Videos

Here are four short films of local householders in their homes talking about their low-carbon, clean energy installations. Watch now or later – and do join the householders on Zoom on Tuesday 8th June, 7.30 pm to learn more and have your questions answered. Email altonclimatenetwork@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Click here for the video: […]

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Group Solar Buying Scheme – register by 23 March 2021

If you are thinking of getting solar panels and/or a solar battery, now is the time. Hampshire County Council has teamed up with iChoosr to operate a group buying scheme this spring, so that you can obtain your panels or battery at the best possible price. For more information go to this web page – […]

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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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