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Recipe for disaster

A fracking recipe for disaster

Hastings based activists attended energy minister and local MP, Amber Rudd’s final surgery before the UN Climate Talks, declaring her policies ‘A Fracking Recipe For Disaster’. Here’s the report from ‘Don’t Frack With Sussex’ on their visit.

Posted 08:02 Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: A Ruddy Recipe For Disaster Amber Rudd Beccy Caroline Lucas Chief UN Scientist Jacqueline McGlade Department of Energy and Climate Change Don't Frack With Sussex fossil fuels fracking gas fired power stations Janey Moffatt Mike Laloë nuclear power solar power industry Start Being Green Stop Backing Fracking UN Climate Talks

Gas and nuclear dominate Rudd’s energy vision

Energy minister and local MP Amber Rudd this month set the country’s course in energy policy for this government with her first major speech since taking office. While her plans to phase out coal were well received,  her policy of locking the UK into a deep reliance on oil, gas and nuclear while marginalising renewable energies represent a big step backwards. Nick Terdre takes a close look.

Posted 16:17 Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd coal EDF gas George Osborne Hinkley Point C John Cridland Nick Terdre oil renewables
The Winning of the Carbon War banner

World renowned climate change researcher returns to Hastings

The Transition Town Hastings and St Leonards Salon teams are very excited that leading climate change activist – and son of Hastings – Jeremy Leggett has agreed to speak at an event at the Observer Building to discuss his new book, The Winning of the Carbon War, followed by a showing of the film, This Changes Everything.

Posted 12:34 Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Alberta Tar Sands Avi Lewis Beijing carbon tracker Jeremy Leggett Montana's Powder River Basin Naomi Klein Solar Aid Solar Century South India This Changes Everything William Parker school.
The Long Man of Wilmington

Frack off!

Hastings local residents have launched their new campaign, Don’t Frack With Sussex, to challenge the climate change strategy of the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, their MP and Secretary of State for Climate Change and Energy. Zelly Restorick reports.

The People's March

Join the people’s march for the climate

On 29 November, the People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs will be taking place in London on the eve of the crucial Paris climate change conference. Around the world people will gather together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Transition Town Hastings members invite you to travel with them to London to take part.

Posted 09:48 In: Energy Wise Tags: Transition Town Hastings United Nations Climate Change Conference
Balcombe protest Photo Zelly Restorick

Fracking, fossil fuels and the future

There’s a new anti-fracking/pro-renewables group of local creatives called ‘Don’t Frack With Sussex’, who are carrying out creative actions in the run up to the Paris Climate Change talks. Posted by HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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Save Our Solar

Here’s a message received from Friends of the Earth this morning, about the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and our local MP, Amber Rudd’s plans to cut solar support. HOT’s Zelly Restorick passes on the message.

Posted 17:44 Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Friends of the Earth Greg Barker
Transition Town Hastings

Saving solar

Transition Town Hastings have circulated a request to sign a petition asking the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to urgently review the current approach to the solar feed-in tariff, which it plans to drastically cut.

Posted 13:00 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Department of Energy and Climate Change Friends of the Earth Save our Solar solar feed tariff Transition Town Hastings
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