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Installation of solar panels on the roof of Ore College, another ESC project backed by community shares (photo: ESC).

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
Warren Glen, where the council has identified alternative potential sites for solar arrays (photo: FHCPNR).

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.

Participants at the closing meeting of the Living Labs UK project, with Prof Audley Genus and Mara Iskendarova front centre (photo: Kate Meakin).

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
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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

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
Sheep grazing in the westernmost field under consideration by the council for hosting a solar farm.

Feasibility studies for solar farms are dubbed “reckless”

The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve have condemned Hastings Borough Council’s “reckless” refusal to listen to advice from Natural England on their proposal to build two solar farms in the Country Park. But the council leader still says that an adverse report from the agency could cause the project to be dropped. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:45 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 In: Energy Tags: Andy Patmore AONB feasibility studies Friends of Hastings Country Park Hastings Borough Council Michael Moor Mill Farm Natural England Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Simon Hubbard solar farms SSSI
The landslip area below Rocklands caravan park.

Hands off, HBC – let Natural England form its own opinion!

Posted 00:20 Friday, Feb 8, 2019 In: Energy
Kay Green, with a book produced by her publishing company

Solar Panels in the Country Park – ecology or politics? III

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) passed a resolution at the Cabinet meeting on 7 January to spend up to £80,000 investigating whether to install three solar farms, two in Hastings Country Park and one in Upper Wilting Farm in Crowhurst. In this third interview HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks Kay Green, publisher, bookseller and blogger, her opinion of this proposal, and the public’s reaction to it. Kay is a active member of the local Labour Party, currently helping to set up the Labour Women’s Forum to increase the party’s involvement with local and community-based campaigns.

Michael Moor.

Solar panels in the Country Park – ecology or politics? II

Hastings Borough Council passed a resolution at the Cabinet meeting on 7 January to spend up to £80,000 investigating whether to install 10 acres of solar panels in two arrays in Hastings Country Park. A third array is proposed for Upper Wilting Farm in Crowhurst. In her second interview on the matter, HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks to  Michael Moor, chair of The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, which has strenuously opposed the development.

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