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Volunteers needed for Sustainability-on-sea Festival!

Last year Transition Town Hastings (TTH) and Energise Sussex Coast presented the Sustainability-on-sea Festival; a collaboration which explored ideas and initiatives to help to build a sustainable future for the current and next generation of residents in Hastings and St. Leonards. TTH are now seeking volunteers to help make this year’s festival an even greater success. HOT’s

Cllr Andy Patmore, upper left, at the Cabinet meeting, with Cllr Rob Lee on his left and Cllr Peter Chowney, right, who chaired the meeting.

Patmore: why I opposed solar farms proposal at Cabinet

At last week’s Cabinet meeting Conservative councillor Andy Patmore, together with his colleague Cllr Rob Lee, voted against the motion to authorise feasibility studies costing £80,000 for the ground-mounted solar farms proposed by the council for the Country Park. Here he explains his reasons for doing so, and why he thinks it is crucial to seek Natural England’s comments on the proposal as the next step – a move which was approved as an amendment.

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.

The SEGS CSP plant in California (photo: US Land Management Bureau).

A well-kept secret: the alternative solar energy technology

With the UN Climate Talks taking place in Paris and our attention on the future and energy production, sustainable alternatives are much needed. Rachel Lever writes about one development that offers an innovative energy-wise solution.

Photo : Solar Impulse Flickr page

Solar-powered flight becomes reality

A solar-powered plane with the wingspan of a Jumbo Jet, weighing no more than a family car, has today landed in Japan on its way to Hawaii. Solar Impulse is a first in aviation history, has already broken records for staying in the air – and although we’re still a long way from replacing current passenger planes with solar-powered ones, this is an amazing, pioneeringly innovative step in the right direction of a clean, renewable energy future. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spreads the word about alternative energy sources that are clean and sustainable.

Sorting out the food sources.

Rye on the road to new energy future

Amid increasing concerns about climate change and energy supply, Rye has joined the growing number of towns seeking to find a path to environmentally-friendly energy provision. Sandy Rodger, chairman of the Transition Rye steering group, told Nick Terdre what is going on.

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