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HBC secures green homes grant on behalf of East Sussex

On behalf of East Sussex councils Hastings Borough Council has secured nearly £1m from the government’s Green Homes Grant fund to help households living in fuel poverty with home energy efficiency improvements. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:03 Friday, Oct 9, 2020 In: Energy Tags: Andy Batsford East Sussex Warm Home Check Service HBC Green Homes Grant Next Steps Nick Terdre Optivo RetrofitWorks rough sleepers

Joint buying scheme offers residents reduced cost solar panel installation

Residents interested in investigating the cost of installing solar panels on their rooftops are invited to register for the Solar Together Sussex scheme which is supported by Hastings Borough Council and other councils across Sussex. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 18:55 Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 In: Energy Tags: Energise Sussex Coast iChoosr Maya Evans Nick Terdre Richard Watson Russell Jacobs solar Solar Together Sussex

Hastings well qualified to bid for government green funds

With a high incidence of fuel poverty and many homes with a low level of energy efficiency, Hastings should be aiming to get its fair share of the government grants on offer for decarbonising houses. These form part of a wider package of green funds which also have a job creation purpose. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:43 Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 In: Energy

Get geared up for a government green grant!

If you’re interested in getting a grant from the government’s green fund to improve your home’s energy efficiency, what’s the best way of going about it? While we wait for more details from the government, Richard Watson of Energise Sussex Coast has some good advice to offer.

Posted 17:06 In: Energy

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
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