All Blog Posts Tagged 'energy' (43)

Video of the Marxism and Nature conference

Video of the Marxism and Nature conference

http://isj.org.uk/marxism-and-nature/

Marxism has for too long been characterised as having a singular preoccupation with the exploitation of labour and the class struggle. However, the works of Marx and Engels always…

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Added by Richard Payne on October 22, 2016 at 13:04 — No Comments

Hackney residents say this is not a conference it is a crime scene

It's all in the name: with no hint of shame oil and gas executives from across the world met for 2016 Oil & Money conference.

Protesters and representatives from communities affected by the fossil fuel industry disrupted the opening of the conference by staging 'a climate crime scene.'…

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Added by Richard Payne on October 19, 2016 at 12:46 — No Comments

Could do better, but progress being made

The statistics recently published on gov.uk showed that last year nearly a quarter of all electricity generated in the UK (24.6%) came from renewable sources – more than from coal (which is just over a fifth). It’s the first time that renewables have overtaken coal. Good news to an extent, but it’s still not growing fast enough and the UK is looking likely to miss the 2020 energy target.

 

Figures have also been published for the first quarter of this year, showing growth…

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Added by Clare Taylor on August 2, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

Don't forget to vote 5th May: who's the greenest candidate?

Don't forget to vote for your choice of London Mayor and GLA representatives on 5th May!

You've got three votes:

  • One for your first and second choice of mayor
  • Another for an assembly member to represent your local constituency (North-East London)
  • A third to choose one of the 11 assembly members who represent the whole city

There's an interesting analysis of the green policies of the main mayoral candidates from Friends of…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 3, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Carbon pricing - a road to nowhere?

How much longer can we tolerate market-based climate change policies that clearly aren’t working? This is the central challenge in a new report from the New York-based Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, which puts carbon market under its intense spotlight. The…

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Added by Philip Pearson on April 12, 2016 at 15:31 — No Comments

Media billionaires against action on climate change

Free Press carried an excellent article on Occupy's occupation of the Mail's offices last year demanding accurate coverage of climate change and a switch to supporting renewable energy and other effective measures.  In just over a page Donnachadh McCarthy tells how the five right-wing billionaires who own most of our media have led the Tories "get rid of the green crap" campaign as well as continually misinforming the public on climate change.  He sets out the occupation's…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on January 25, 2016 at 16:39 — No Comments

Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.

Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.

Join the People’s March for Climate and Jobs, Sunday, November 29th.

The recent report ‘Still the cold man of Europe’ from (ACE) The Association of Conservation Energy makes grim reading. Britain besides 15 other countries in terms of fuel poverty comes out bottom based on range of indicators. The report shows that:  …

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Added by Richard Payne on October 31, 2015 at 14:05 — No Comments

David, don't throw away all our work

A Banister House Solar Message from Tor Kristoffersen on Vimeo.

Interns from Banister House Solar send a strong message to David Cameron "don't throw away all our work" by killing community solar projects with drastic cuts.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 18, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney invests in Hackney's first solar Co-op

Banister House Solar offers an exciting new opportunity for individuals and organisations to support the generation of solar power in Hackney and to contribute to wider action to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.  The project has been 18 months in the planning and it has been a huge achievement to get to this stage. 

So far it has raised almost £40,000 towards the target of £142,000 which will make the project actually happen.  

A…

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Added by James Diamond on April 30, 2015 at 10:48 — 1 Comment

New Hackney-based Carbon Management and Communications consultancy

Just to let you all know that there is a new carbon management consultancy in Hackney, called Cool World Consulting (CWC). www.coolworldconsulting.co.uk.

With expertise in both communications and environmental sustainability, CWC helps organisations to measure and reduce their carbon emissions, and to clearly communicate their sustainability credentials and aspirations.

So far, CWC has worked…

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Added by Lucy Harbor on November 25, 2014 at 14:05 — No Comments

Grant funding to insulate your home

The Smart Homes grant scheme was launched this week with £6.5m in grant funding for energy-saving on homes in 6 London boroughs…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on July 31, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

The Haringey Carbon Commission Report - A Sustainable New Economy

This is a welcome new report from Haringey's Carbon Commission.

It shows how there need be no conflict between action on climate change, action on inequality, and economic prosperity. The report promotes the growth of green industry and innovative enterprise models in the borough to ensure relevant job opportunities are created locally and so that the benefits of the 'economic prize' are shared more equitably and address the unacceptable levels of inequality within the…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on October 31, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Eco renovation of an older house

During Open House weekend I visited 74 Amhurst Road, which the owner has extensively renovated with the environment in mind.  Wall insulation, loft insulation, solar PV, efficient lighting, double-glazing, boiler heat recovery, water harvesting, and use of recycled materials are among the…

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Added by James Diamond on October 4, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Tilting at windmills - invite to new photo exhibition in Dalston

“Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. And no sooner did Don Quixote see them than he said to his squire, ‘…I intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils we shall begin to be rich for this is a righteous war...’

‘Take care, sir,’ cried Sancho Panza. ‘Those over there are not giants but windmills. Those things that seem to be their arms are sails which, when they are whirled around by the wind, turn the…

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Added by Climate Change Cafe on September 13, 2012 at 9:16 — No Comments

Actions to improve insulation on Hackney Council Estates

Background

Generally Hackney is a typical inner London Borough with limited scope for cavity wall insulation because so many of the homes have pre-1919 solid walls. While working as a paid surveyor on the Mayor of London’s RENEW programme I realised that this was not the case for homes originally built by Hackney Council. There is a band of estates scattered across Hackney built in the late 1970s easily identified by their non-standard bricks which were built with cavities. Most have…

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Added by Peter J I Snell on August 7, 2012 at 14:31 — No Comments

Renewable/ energy efficiency work

Friends of the Earth are running an exciting new campaign (alongside the Bees!) about energy - Clean British Energy. (www.cleanbritishenergy.com). It's about Government action to support more UK renewable energy, and also encouraging people to switch their own suppliers.



We're also looking at renewables in Hackney, and at the recent Greener Hackney event (12 May) I agree to try and draw together people who were interested in…

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Added by Kate Hand on June 17, 2012 at 21:02 — No Comments

New guidance on planning considerations for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures

Following feedback from residents at the Greener Hackney event, we have pulled together planning guidance on a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures into a single page.

 

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/greenerliving-green-homes.htm

 

We hope that this will provide useful information to homeowners on whether a measure is likely to be suitable, and whether it is likely to need…

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Added by Fran Bury on June 15, 2012 at 13:42 — No Comments

You've got until the end of July to install solar PV and qualify for the 21p feed-in tariff

DECC has announced changes to the feed-in tariff for solar PV which will give some clarity for the future:

  • The next tariff reduction has been delayed until 1st August, giving wavering householders another month to install and qualify for the current tariff of 21p/unit.  Installers have been offering discounts to stimulate householders to make up their minds after the uncertainty of…
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Added by James Diamond on May 24, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Dalston Energy Angels Home Energy Assessment

The Dalston Energy Angels project, coordinated by the Arcola Theatre with government funding, is doing FREE home energy assessments during March!  …


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Added by David Rees on March 7, 2012 at 12:21 — 1 Comment

Warming up Hackney for the Green Deal

Hackney is in danger of losing out under the "Green Deal" and we need to warm up our communities in preparation for next year's launch if we are to get our fair share of the funding available.

A presentation from ACE (Association for the Conservation of Energy) at the Greener Hackney event on 15th October outlined details of how the "Green Deal" is expected to work from 2012.

The "Green Deal" which is currently going through parliament will enable private firms to…

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Added by James Diamond on October 26, 2011 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

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