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Chair of Hackney Energy, currently chair of Sustainable Hackney steering group too. Trade unionist, volunteer with Greener Jobs Alliance, hot and bothered about climate change

Tweets through @GreenUnions
Energy, Transport, Green Economy, Waste and recycling, Pollution, Social Justice

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Hurry up Hackney!

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 12:42 0 Comments

Hackney Energy has struggled to get a new solar power/community energy project up and running this past year. The big issue is government cuts in support for community energy - as frackers, the Tories seem to despise the wishes of local communities.

Meanwhile, Hackney Council decided not to support the Wilton Estate solar scheme while it works out a borough-wide energy plan. It's six months since the local elections and we haven't heard anything further.

If we had received…


Help make the Rio the UK's first solar powered cinema!

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 9:34 0 Comments

Help make the Rio the UK's first solar powered cinema!
Hackney Energy agreed last night to give its full backing to install a solar power system on the Rio cinema's roof, making it the UK's (and maybe Europe's) first solar powered picture house!
To get going, we are holding a big public awareness…

3 new solar power projects for Hackney in 2018?

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 11:48 0 Comments

There are 3 big opportunities for Hackney Energy to help develop solar power projects in the borough this year - the Rio Cinema, the Wilton Estate and Homerton Hospital. To pull off just one of these would be a great achievement, but progress on all three (and possibly others) is possible if we can pull in enough resources. A key question is, Can we rely on the council's support? …

Hackney Energy relaunches bid for power!

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Hackney Energy is up and running again. Government cuts to community solar schemes knocked us off track for a while. But we are going for an Energy Advice Shop in Hackney and for crowdfunding a solar scheme in the borough – just for starters. The Hackney Energy website, blog and tweets are ticking over, and we always welcome ideas for blogs or news items. But it was good to begin to share ideas for further HE campaigns in 2017. 

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