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Members of the public present the current list of signatures for the Divest East Sussex petition to County Council chairman Michael Ensor, County Hall, 17 October

Managed decline of oil industry

At a full Council meeting at County Hall in Lewes, campaigners handed-in over 2,800 signatures calling for East Sussex County Council to divest local people’s pensions from fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas). Cllr Richard Stogdon, Chair of the East Sussex Pension Committee stated:  ‘[I]t is in the best interest of the [East Sussex Pension] Fund to get the entire oil industry to put itself on a pathway of “managed decline”.’  

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Fish House progress report

Ken Davis, local resident, insulation specialist and architect, bought The Fish House – an ex fish-shop – in Hastings specifically to demonstrate how a wreck of a building could be transformed into a beautiful eco-refurb home. From time to time, he has given us updates about this work is progressing. 

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Seeking local energy champions

As part of the 1066 Local Energy campaign – to develop a clean renewable energy system in Hastings and St Leonards where energy is generated locally and the financial profits remain in the town – Energy Champions are being sought in St Leonards on Sea and Ore. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

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Electric train plans thwarted

Dear Energy-wise readers. For those of us who believe that at this time in humanity’s history, energy wise transportation would make good common sense, maybe we can still make a difference to the latest decision by the government to remain with diesel trains, as opposed to transitioning to electric. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

1066 Local Energy Team members

The Big Happy Sun-day

The Big Happy Sun-day, launching the 1066 Local Energy Campaign for Local Energy, was a resounding success, with many visitors from home and wider afield exploring and participating in the various stalls demonstrating how clean, renewable energy makes simple common sense. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

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Don’t miss the climate change bus!

Don’t miss the climate change bus: make pensions fossil free! This is the message from Divest East Sussex and Fossil Free Hastings. On Saturday 23 September campaigners from across East Sussex will be boarding one of the Big Lemon’s sustainable buses for a one-day tour of the county, taking the message about fossil fuel divestment – and the Divest East Sussex petition – to Hastings, Bexhill, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Seaford, Crowborough, Uckfield and Brighton. Here they explain why.

Richard Watson, Director of Energise Sussex Coast and Alan Simpson

Sustainability advisor backs 1066 Local Energy

Imagination, creativity and innovation. Intrinsic elements for our shared future. And elements encapsulated deep in the heart of 1066 Local Energy’s vision for Hastings and St Leonards on Sea for clean electricity generation. Alan Simpson, advisor on sustainability to the Shadow Cabinet and committed renewable clean energy advocate was the main speaker at a pre-launch gathering held at The Beacon, adding his enthusiastic support to the evolution of locally owned, lower priced energy production where the money generated would stay within the local community. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

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