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Transition Town and Fossil Free Hastings news

Some of the Transition Town team are involved with the Fossil Free Hastings campaign – and are helping to promote two events: a Tug of War and Carbon Bubble, plus you’re invited to a Transition Town Pot Luck meal: a great way to connect with like-minded people. TTH provide the details.

Community energy group members from Hastings, Rye, Eastbourne and Lewes who will be there to help at the Hastings Big Happy Energy Day

Don’t miss Hastings Big Happy Energy Day!

Energise Sussex Coast is helping people to cut their energy bills and save up to £200 in the process – and for the Big Happy Energy Day at Sussex Coast College on Wednesday 17 February, residents of Hastings are invited to bring their energy and water bills for checking, get tips on how to make their homes cosier and get help with grants to stay warmer, healthier and safer. The event will be dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Birch, leader of Hastings Borough Council until his untimely death in 2015. Richard Watson writes.

Posted 10:07 In: Energy Wise Tags: Active Hastings Amicus Horizon Citizens Advice Bureau East Sussex Fire Service Energise Sussex Coast Jeremy Birch National Energy Action. NHS Foundation Trust Osborne Energy Richard Watson Southern Water Steps East Sussex Coast College Sussex Community Development Association
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Transition Town Hastings offers full slate of meetings and projects

Here’s what the Transition Town folk have organised or are promoting in the coming week or so – and some news about money raised for Solar Aid. 

Posted 11:24 Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: energy Fossil Free Hastings Fossil fuel divestment Jeremy Leggett Solar Aid Transition Town Hastings Warrior Square Station Community Garden
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Come to the Hastings Big Happy Energy Day

Hastings Big Happy Energy Day at Sussex Coast College in February brings together a number of threads that are vital to wellbeing and a feeling of happiness. Feeling warm in our homes and a warmth generated by getting involved and helping people and thereby helping ourselves. Richard Watson, founder of Energise Sussex Coast and one of those people who cares for real, shares some of his thoughts on fuel, finances, fun and finding practical help on keeping warm in winter.

Posted 13:08 Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Community Big Switch Campaign Energise Sussex Coast fule bills Richard Watson Saving money on fuel bills staying warm Sussex Coast College Teilhard de Chardin Transition Town Hastings
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Co-Wheels Go Hastings

Transition Town Hastings recently promoted Co-Wheels, the only independently owned national car club, providing low emission, hybrid and electric cars on a pay-as-you-go basis for organisations and communities across the UK. Local resident, Barbara Rogers, is involved with the Hastings branch of Co-Wheels and HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her some questions about how the system works.

Posted 18:06 Friday, Jan 22, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Barbara Rogers

Jeremy Leggett’s book free to download

Local man turned environmentalist, Jeremy Leggett, has updated his book: The Winning of the Carbon War: Power and politics on the front lines of climate and clean energy – and its free to download. Here’s his latest message to those interested in his insights and analyses, post-Paris climate change talks.

Posted 11:06 Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi education energy His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Jeremy Leggett renewables solar power William Parker school.
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Energy genius!

Around the world, people are using their genius and brilliance in science, technology and design to produce some amazing sustainable and energy-wise developments. I know they’re not Hastings-based, but it’s good to know that steps are being taken globally to find alternative solutions to some of the world’s dilemmas. Hope-instilling! HOT’s Zelly Restorick shares the research she’s found lately with Energy Wise readers.

Posted 13:11 Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: energy storage hardware MIT polymer polymer clothing solar heated clothing water powered car
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Environment, energy and economy

A series of questions to ponder. Is there a positive connection between environmental, economic and energy issues? Is it possible for all them to be equally prioritised? HOT’s Zelly Restorick explores and envisions a future where energy production supports the financial position of Hastings and St Leonards.

Posted 12:50 In: Energy Wise Tags: alternative energy alternative energysustainability energy Jim in Hastings Naomi Klein renewables. Denmark wind power
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