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Beachside biking

Hire a bike at Pelham Beach and explore the area by pedal power. Good news for Hastings and St Leonards, which already has a thriving – and very creatively inspired – biking community. The 7km beachside traffic free cycle route is the perfect way to discover Hastings’ seafront and further afield. 

Posted 07:04 Thursday, May 12, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Cycling Fest Cllr Dawn Poole cycling Seaside Cycle Hire

Co-Wheels Car Club launches in Hastings

Co-Wheels is excited to announce that two small Toyota Aygo low-emission cars are now available to hire from Russell St Car Park, located on the service road behind Russell and Barrett and other shops on Queens Road. 

Posted 19:16 Monday, Apr 25, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Co-wheels car club Russel St Car Park

Free TTH sustainability talk

The Transition Town Hastings team have invited Ian Smith from Transition Energy to give a talk on H

Posted 13:02 Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Energise Sussex Coast household sustainability: How to Save the Planet and Your Money. Ian Smith Transition Energy Transition Town Hastings

HBC motion tabled to divest from fossil fuels

Local campaigners from the group Fossil Free Hastings have welcomed the tabling of a motion that would commit Hastings Council to divesting itself of its investments in fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) – and are urging local people to contact their Councillors to support the motion. Gabriel Carlyle of Fossil Fuel Free Hastings writes.

Posted 21:03 Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: fossil fuel Fossil fuel divestment Fossil Fuel Free Hastings Freedom of Information requests Gabriel Carlyle John Enefer stranded assets The East Sussex Pension Fund

Cleaning the oceans using solar-powered vessel

Is it possible that, in the future, our south coast shoreline and sea will be a vista of rubbish? A recent study produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum states that by 2050 there will be more waste in the world’s oceans than fish. Having spent many years collecting discarded human-made debris from the local beaches, this is a topic close to my heart, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 11:21 Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Bluebird Marine Systems Sea Vax The Ellen MacArthur Foundation The World Economic Forum World Wildlife Fund Zelly Restorick

Largest array of floating solar panels

An inspirational innovation. Proving that sustainable renewable energy is not a myth, Thames Water commissioned Ennoviga Solar and Lightsource Renewable Energy to create the largest ever array of floating solar panels to power London’s water treatment plants. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 10:32 In: Energy Wise Tags: Alexandru Micu Angus Berry Ennoviga Solar Fossil Free Hastings Fossil fuel divestment Lightsource Renewable Energy Thames Water water treatment plants

Loss of solar industry jobs

At a recent Jobs Fair, organised by Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye MP and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change was challenged by local residents about the loss of solar industry jobs, due to the cuts made by her government department. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 09:16 Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd Andrea Needham climate change Combe Haven Defenders Hastings and Rye MP and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd solar industry Sussex Coast College

Energy source tug o’war

Local residents staged a ‘Climate Tug Of War’ in the town centre, urging Hastings Borough Council to divest from oil, coal and gas investments and choose renewable, sustainable alternatives. The Tug Of War, between fossil fuel industries and the earth’s climate, was part of a new local campaign, Fossil Free Hastings, which aims to get East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to divest its £172 million of investments in the oil, coal and gas industries [1]. Here’s a report from Fossil Free Hastings.

Posted 09:35 Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Di-Vest East Sussex County Council Fossil Fool Fossil Free Hastings Fossil Free UK Hastings Borough Council
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