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Warm welcome for decision to drop solar farms proposal

Hastings Borough Council’s decision to drop its proposal to install solar farms in the Country Park has been widely welcomed. HOT has now received comments from Tory councillor Andy Patmore and the Green Party’s Julia Hilton. Nick Terdre reports.

Council drops plan for solar arrays in the Country Park

Hastings Borough Council has decided to scrap its proposal to install solar arrays at two sites in the Country Park after receiving advice from Natural England. The news was welcomed by the Friends of Hastings Country Park and local Liberal Democrats. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 23:06 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 In: Energy Tags: Andrew Mier AONB Hastings Borough Council Kim Forward Michael Moor Natural England Nick Terdre solar

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

Support urged for Christ Church solar energy scheme following HBC refusal

Plans to install solar panels on Christ Church in Ore, while fully in line with Hastings Borough Council’s policy of boosting renewable energy, have run into objections from the council’s planners. Energise Sussex Coast, one of the project partners, is calling on town residents to post a supportive comment. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:49 Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 In: Energy Tags: Christ church Dudley Infants Energise Sussex Coast Hastings Borough Council Kate Meakin Nick Terdre Richard Street

ESC launch community share offer for solar panel projects

Energise Sussex Coast is launching a new community share offer to fund the installation of solar panels on the roofs of five schools in Hastings. The offer will be launched at a meeting at St Leonards Academy on Wednesday 18 September. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:20 Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 In: Energy Tags: Baird Primary Churchwood Primary Dudley Infant Academy Energise South Energise Sussex Coast Energy4All ESC Hastings Academy Kate Meakin Nick Terdre St Leonards Academy

Friends take case against solar farms to Natural England

The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve have continued their campaign against the council’s proposal to install solar farms in the park with a detailed letter to the conservation watchdog Natural England. Meanwhile the council has made arrangements for feasibility studies to be tendered. Nick Terdre reports.

Households respond positively to challenge to use less energy

Results from the Living Labs research project in Hastings and St Leonards indicate that families respond positively when challenged to reduce their energy consumption at home. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:32 Saturday, May 11, 2019 In: Energy Tags: Audley Genus Climate Change Committee Energise Sussex Coast Kate Meakin Living Labs Marfuga Iskendarova Maya Evans Nick Terdre

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

Posted 12:14 Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 In: Energy Tags: Demand Energy Equality Energise Sussex Coast renewable energy Sustainability-on-sea Festival Transition Town Hastings United Nations Association Bexhill and Hastings White Rock Hotel
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