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Varieties of insulation

An introduction to insulation: II

Local architect, insulation specialist and sustainable building expert, Ken Davis offers HOT readers more helpful information on insulation. Essential for maintaining warmth in the home. I have heard this many times from numerous sources, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick – that it is no use having the best heating system if you don’t have good insulation, for maintaining the heat in the house. 

Posted 17:42 Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: ,
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FREE energy-related workshops

Energise Sussex Coast is running three FREE workshops for people living locally. 

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Transition Town Hastings news

In the coming weeks, there’s a lot going on in the town in connection with Transition Town Hastings (TTH). Take a look and see what catches your eye. Zelly Restorick writes. If you’re interested in finding out more about TTH or in volunteering with them, they’d be very pleased to hear from you. They’re a very friendly bunch

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The importance of insulation

Local architect and insulation specialist, Ken Davis, introduces us to the importance of good insulation when embarking on refurbishment, renovation and building projects – and when considering energy efficiency and saving money on heating bills. This is the first in a series of articles about the necessity for good insulation.

Posted 13:28 Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: , ,
Nicholas Royle and Alex Lockwood

Climate Change, The Anthropocene and Language

What is our relationship to animals, language and writing in a time of mass extinction? Are animals talking to us? How is writing adapting to dramatic environmental change? You are invited by Transition Town Hastings and Energise Sussex Coast to an evening of readings and conversation with writers, Nicholas Royle and Alex Lockwood, plus optional vegan dinner.

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SHINE: Energy initiative launches

Fuel poverty, a major issue in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, means paying fuel bills results in a state of poverty. Reducing fuel poverty, lowering fuel bills, helping people to keep warm and spreading the word about energy efficiency methods are all within the remit of SHINE (Sustainable Houses In Inclusive Neighbourhoods), which launched on 26 October at Christ Church Hall in St Leonards. Zelly Restorick writes.

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The future of energy storage

If Britain is to reach its energy targets for 2020 and meet the energy challenges that lie ahead of us, flexibility is essential, along with innovative technology and efficient energy systems, according to Jonathan Radcliffe of the Birmingham Energy Institute. Increased battery storage will play a vital role in this strategy.  Zelly Restorick asks Dudley Moor-Radford, managing director of Moixa, some questions about its battery storage innovations.

Posted 09:17 Friday, Oct 20, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: , ,
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A Sustainable Transport Forum for Hastings

A number of local community groups working on issues relating to transport and the environment have been looking at ways of sharing information, working collaboratively and developing a focal point for consultation and engagement on matters related to sustainable transport. Tony Polain from the Forum writes.

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