Community energy group raises £130k for solar in 13 days

A community energy group has raised £130,000 in just 13 days to install solar panels in Brighton. Last year the Brighton Energy Co-op brought in £240,000 to pay for solar panels at three sites in the city. This time round their target is £600,000. The money will be spent installing 2,000 solar panels at two […]

Centrica: Energy price freeze could stop suppliers operating

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s energy policy pledge would not be economically viable for suppliers to operate, Centrica claims. The energy giant made the comment following the former Energy Secretary’s big speech to freeze energy prices at his party’s annual conference in Brighton. He promised they would stop gas and electricity prices from rising between May […]

Labour: We’ll break up Big Six like banks and freeze energy prices

If Labour wins the next general election the party will break up the Big Six power companies and freeze energy prices till 2017. That was the pledge from the top brass of Labour as they spoke at their annual party conference in Brighton today. Their energy policy blitz started with a speech from Shadow Energy […]

UK’s first building made entirely out of waste

The city of Brighton is set to be home to the UK’s first building made entirely out of waste. Designed by architect and researcher Duncan Baker-Brown, it will be built at the University of Brighton using locally sourced waste materials from building sites and recycling centres. Brown says the project will test the idea that […]

Lib Dems vote for 2030 decarbonising target

The Liberal Democrats today voted in favour of decarbonising the UK power sector within two decades. At the Autumn Conference in Brighton, delegates approved an emissions target of 50-100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour (KWh) for any fossil fuel plant built after 2030. This puts added pressure on the UK Government as it […]

Brighton beaches cope with “massive” 23 tonnes of litter

Brighton’s beaches were left covered in an “unpleasant” amount of litter after a scorching weekend. Brighton and Hove council says its cleaning teams collected over 23 tonnes of rubbish, working sixteen hours to get the beach front and city centre back to their normal state (pictured). Local councillors are pleading with the public to take […]

Green Bank hitlist drawn up

Offshore wind, waste processing and large-scale energy efficiency projects are top priorities for the Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) first round of spending until 2016, Vince Cable said yesterday. The business secretary laid out a checklist of needs for the – as yet unpicked – location of the Bank’s HQ. He also announced a new team […]

Brighton to London: RAC Future Car Challenge

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Damon Hill takes the wheel in low carbon car competition

British Formula One legend Damon Hill is taking the wheel in the RAC Future Car Challenge next weekend. The 1996 world champion is driving a Skoda Fabia Greenline II on behalf of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, one of two diesel-powered ICE category cars entered by the GFEI team. The challenge kicks off on Saturday […]

Newcastle is UK’s most sustainable city

Newcastle has been voted the UK’s most sustainable city for the second year in a row, while Hull has come bottom. The north east capital comes out top of an annual survey by Forum for the Future, which ranks cities on their environmental performance, measures they have taken for a low-carbon future, and quality of […]