Tag: Energy Efficiency

Solar scheme sets precedent

Eastleigh Borough Council has just switched on a solar PV scheme at Wildern School in Hedge End By obtaining approval for a solar PV scheme to be installed at the school, from the Secretary of State for Education, the Council have set a precedent that they hope other Academy schools will follow. Approval was required because…

Lucas lambasts “Big Six” cosy relationship with Whitehall

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With many householders across the Borough of Eastleigh, and more widely across the UK, furious at the latest round of super-inflationary energy price increases, Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavillion, has spoken about the problem of rising energy bills and the relationship between the Government and the “Big Six” energy companies. Commenting on…

Cable’s £3 million boost to local green economy

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced  £3 million pounds worth of Regional Growth Funding for the “Future Solent Green Growth Programme” while visiting their inaugural conference at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. Future Solent is a partnership of local business leaders, politicians and green tech experts who are trying to stimulate sustainable economic growth while…

EBC support Switch Hampshire

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Eastleigh Borough Council are encouraging householders to sign up for the Switch Hampshire scheme, which aims to help householders save money on energy bills by switching collectively. The Borough Council say, in their press release; With fuel costs rising and continued pressure on household budgets, Borough residents have two weeks left to sign up for…

Water, water everywhere, but meter what you drink…

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Southern Water say that their five-year metering project, to install nearly 500,000 water meters across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, is protecting the environment by saving the region huge quantities of water. At a time when flooding is a problem in some parts of the region, and more widely across the UK, Southern Water say that; “Water meters are…

Final Push to Insulate Hampshire…

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Residents of the Borough of Eastleigh, and more widely across Hampshire (but not Southampton & Portsmouth), have until 30th September to register for a scheme that could see your home insulated for free… The Insulate Hampshire scheme is a council-backed scheme, funded by Scottish Power, that currently offers free cavity-wall and loft insulation to householders living in any…