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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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Call for fossil fuel divestment

People from around East Sussex will be gathering at County Hall next Tuesday (12 July) to hand in a petition calling on East Sussex County Council to divest the East Sussex Pension Fund of its investments in fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas). Report from Fossil Free Hastings.

Local campaigners from Fossil Fuel Free 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.

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Local artists celebrate the end of BP Tate sponsorship

A group of local artists called HEART (Hastings Environmental Artist Response Team) has issued a statement hailing the end of oil giant BP’s twenty-six year sponsorship of two of Britain’s most iconic art galleries, and calling for other institutions, local and national, to sever their links with the fossil fuel industries.

Posted 16:40 Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , , , ,
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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.

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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. 

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Local fossil fuel divestment?

What is fossil fuel divestment? The opposite of fossil fuel investment. A topic for serious discussion and debate around the globe. And locally. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 14:24 Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: , ,
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