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News from Community Energy South

Here is an update on the activities and achievements of Community Energy South, established in 2013 as an umbrella organisation and regional hub enabling its members (local community energy groups and community organisations) to grow as sustainable low carbon businesses in the South East of England.  

Posted 08:52 Monday, Apr 13, 2020 In: Energy,Energy Wise Tags: Community Energy South

Wheels, and a grant, will help energy advice group reach residents in remoter parts

Energise Sussex Coast’s winter energy advice service has resumed. And with the aid of an Energy Caravan the group will be extending its service to out-of-town areas. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:10 Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 In: Energy Wise Tags: Anton Hack Energise Sussex Coast Energy Caravan Kate Meakin Nick Terdre UK Power Networks

Join a community venture: make a difference

£400,000 share offer is now open. Energise South Society is a community benefit society that intends to install solar PV on schools and community buildings in the Hastings area, raising the funds needed through a public share offer. Tracey Heaword writes.

Posted 17:05 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Energy Wise

Trustmark’s energy efficiency event takes aim at fuel poverty

TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, is today launching a pilot in partnership with East Sussex Trading Standards, to improve the quality and energy efficiency of rented accommodation within Hastings and its surrounding area. Laura Bean from the not-for-profit company explains.

Posted 14:31 Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 In: Energy Wise Tags: Andy Batsford Better Homes for Hastings Hastings Borough Council Laura Bean Simon Ayers TrustMark

Launch of 1066 Local Energy share offer

Hastings will see its first ever community energy investment offer go live this week with residents able to buy shares to fund 250 kilowatts of solar (roughly 1066 panels) on the roof of the Ore campus of East Sussex Coast College. Kate Meakin from the 1066 Local Energy campaign writes.

Posted 12:07 Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Local Energy Amber Rudd Kate Meakin Peter Chowney

Great news for 1066 Local Energy campaign

After long negotiations and discussions, the directors of Ore Campus of East Sussex College Hastings have said ‘Yes’ to the installation of solar panels on their roof. Fantastic news, marking the first big success of the 1066 Local Energy Campaign. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to Richard Watson of Energise Sussex Coast, one of the partner organisations involved in the project.

Posted 13:35 Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Local Energy 1066 Local Energy Campaign Amber Rudd Energise Sussex Coast Green Great Britain Heart of Hastings Nigel Sinden Optivo Ore Campus Peter Chowney Richard Watson Scotia Gas Networks UK Power Networks video

The Future is Green for young people

Green energy and how it can power our future was the talking point at a recent day-long symposium at Sussex Coast College. Twelve high-profile future energy ‘champions’ addressed a mixed audience of students and other guests as part of Green GB Week. The high-profile symposium, organised by Energise Sussex Coast and Community Energy South was also attended by Amber Rudd MP, Peter Chowney, leader of the council and Nigel Sinden, the Mayor of Hastings. Rod Webb writes. 

Posted 14:06 Monday, Nov 5, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd Anthony Walters Cllr Peter Chowney Community Energy South Energise Sussex Coast Liam O'Sullivan Nigel Sinden South Staffordshire Community Energy UK Power Networks

Free solar panel, SMART meter and energy workshop

Energise Sussex Coast, the local, not for profit, independent, impartial, energy organisation are hosting some free workshops on solar panels, SMART meters and energy training.

Posted 06:42 Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: Big Energy Savings Network Energise Sussex Coast energy NEA SMART Energy GB SMART Meters solar panels
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