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Partners in tackling the impact of climate change: Julia Hilton, ESC, left, Cllrs Peter Chowney and Maya Evans, and Richard Watson, ESC.

Partners in tackling the impact of climate change: Julia Hilton, ESC, left, Cllrs Peter Chowney and Maya Evans, and Richard Watson, ESC.

HBC and ESC sign landmark pact to tackle climate change

Hastings Borough Council and Energise Sussex Coast have signed a landmark agreement to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town, as the council’s communications department explains in a statement.

Hastings Borough Council and Energise Sussex Coast will work together to help achieve Hastings’ ambition to become climate neutral by 2030 by carrying out low carbon energy initiatives.

The partnership wants to open up opportunities that promote the adoption of green technologies and renewable energy schemes.

Projects will include installing rooftop solar panels across the town, where possible. Another project will support the development of innovative green finance solutions to support low carbon energy use.

“Energise Sussex Coast aims to empower local people to be part of cooperative solutions to the climate crisis, including community ownership of local clean power,” said Julia Hilton, director of Energise Sussex Coast.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with Hastings Borough Council on innovative methods to achieve that. We are delighted to be signing this memorandum of collaboration.”

Councillor Maya Evans, lead Cabinet member for Climate Change, Sustainability and Biodiversity said, ““I am delighted to sign this Memorandum of Cooperation with our local energy cooperative Energise Sussex Coast. They have been developing some very exciting projects in town. I look forward to working with them to help us to reach our 2030 target.

“We all need to work together to tackle climate change, and by learning from each other and sharing best practice we will be able to provide more renewable energy in the town, which will benefit everyone.”

 

Posted 20:07 Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 In: The HOT Planet

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