30 Mar 2014

Household energy questionnaire

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HSNF logo        Calling all people who live in the area around Hove Station

Join in our first community energy project by completing a brief questionnaire.

The Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum was set up in 2013 by local residents and businesses to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan . This will enable local residents and businesses to maximise the benefits and minimise any disadvantages that may arise from the large scale redevelopment of the area around Hove Station, which is proposed in the City Plan. It will also enable residents to have much more influence on smaller scale local development.

BHESCo is working with our the Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum and the West Hove Forum to develop and implement a Neighbourhood Energy Plan. This aims to find ways that local residents and businesses can become more energy efficient and cut fuel bills.  We also want to promote a move towards using renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions in our neighbourhood.

The first stage of this energy action plan is our Community Energy Kickstart Project, which is supported by a grant from UK Power Networks.  As part of this project we are asking you to fill out a Household Questionnaire. This will help us to understand your energy needs and identify opportunities to help you to reduce your energy bills.

The questionnaire will be delivered to your homes in the next couple of weeks. Alternatively, you can complete the questionnaire here.

13 Mar 2014

Positive Energy – 21 March 2014

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A meeting with Caroline Lucas  wind turbines wyoming may 2013with Hanover Action for Sustainable Living

Looking at Positive Actions and policies to expand renewable energy and reduce fuel poverty. Community groups from across Brighton will be there to discuss alternatives for a cleaner future.

Hanover Community Centre, 21 March 2014 at 7:30pm

Come along for an evening of Positive Energy!  BHESCo will be there with energy tips, advice and more!

Come along from 5:00pm-7:30pm to try out an electric bike, and see a hybrid car in the Community Centre garden.

Poster MasterThe First of a Series of compelling Lectures on Energy related issues.

Steve Halsey will be speaking on: “Keeping the Lights On: Opportunities and challenges in a more renewable world”. Steve is one of the top energy engineers at UK Power Networks who, among other things, was responsible for ensuring the power stayed on during the Olympics.

Come and hear about the challenges involved in gearing up our regional power network to cope with ever increasing power demand and the expansion of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.

The talks are hosted by Community Energy South at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road Brighton BN1 1YD  Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.