Tag: Energy Efficiency

Hedge End business shows MP latest heating technology

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies, visited the Hedge End headquarters of GDC Group, where she learned about the company’s ambitious growth plans and how its latest heating technologies are helping to lower fuel bills. GDC Group leads the way for product innovation and Mims Davies was given a tour of the company’s HQ, which includes a…

Conservatives support green power

As campaigning for the General Election begins to intensify it’s clear the Conservatives are absolutely determined to try and wrest Eastleigh back from the Liberal Democrats who first took the seat from them over twenty years ago. Business minister Matthew Hancock is the latest in a string of Conservative ministers to visit the constituency in…

Concerns over new waste plant for town

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Fears that a new waste recycling plant in Eastleigh could lead to air pollution and a nasty pong has caused one concerned Eastleigh resident to call on townsfolk to lobby the Environment Agency who are considering an application for an environmental permit. Simon Payne, who lives on Southampton Rd, believes the new waste recycling plant…

Residents offered free Green Deal assessment

Local residents are being offered a special deal on Solent Green Deal assessments to help improve their homes. With energy prices rising every year it’s becoming more important for residents to insulate their homes to save money and stay warm. The Council is so confident that residents will benefit from a Green Deal assessment that…

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…

Eastleighs Solar Farm consultation ends soon

A brief consultation on a proposal to construct Eastleigh’s first solar farm concludes on Saturday. The proposed scheme, at Lower Russell’s Farm field alongside Allington Lane in West End, could consist of around 3800 solar panels. The proposed site is adjacent to the existing wind turbine. An exhibition is currently being held at Highwood Barn,…

Lucas lambasts “Big Six” cosy relationship with Whitehall

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

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…

Barton Peveril hope for ‘Nobel’ Prize…

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh  say they expect that a new environmentally friendly building that is currently under construction will attract an “Excellent” rating when it is BREEAM assessed. The Nobel Building is part of a £4.2 million investment in facilities at the college and is on course for completion by July. It…

Water, water everywhere, but meter what you drink…

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…

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…