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Support Sparsholt Green Gas Mill Before 15th Aug Deadline

Many of us supported the construction of a “Green Gas” Mill at Sparsholt Agricultural College near Winchester. And many thanks for that, but can you help out again? The gas mill is being developed by Ecotricity. It is not a community owned project; but we are talking to Ecotricity about other joint community projects. The…

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Co-operating for a greener Hampshire

Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) has taken a close look at how much renewable energy is generated in Hampshire and the contribution we all make to total energy use within the county. The results are nothing to be proud of! Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative have produced a detailed report on the amount of energy used…

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2015 Annual General Meeting

Our 2015 annual general meeting is to be held on Thursday 19th November 7.30 pm. At The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB. Doors will open at 7pm, the AGM will start prompt at 7.30pm. We will cover the formal agenda: Opening remarks Chairman’s Report including next 12 months’ strategy Treasurer’s Report including motion for audit arrangements…

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Successful inaugural networking event

There was a fantastic turn out for HREC’s inaugural Corporate Networking Event on 15th September. Representatives of companies including Southern Water, The Forestry Commission and Future Solent joined us at Hattingley Valley Winery, near Alresford. Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) launched its series of networking events for businesses committed to sustainability and renewable energy in…

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The end for Bullington Cross? Or just a pause?

Well after thousand of hours of effort by all of us we learnt today that EDF Energy Renewables are withdrawing their appeal against the planning refusal for Bullington Cross Wind Farm.  This is no real surprise given recent Government announcements; but still a great shame. 2,845 of us wrote/email/contacted the local planners, local Councillors and…

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Corporate Networking Event

Business owners and representatives are invited to join our very first Corporate Networking Event on Tuesday 15th September 2015, 18.30 to 20.30 at Hattingley Valley Winery. We’re delighted to be partnered at this event by the Winery, which is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside at Lower Wield.       Our corporate networking event will provide a great…

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Call for Directors

Introduction to HREC Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) was established and registered as a Co-operative (under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1965), in 2013. It grew out of an initiative taken by members of three organisations – Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC), Transition Andover and Transition Basingstoke. The main aim of HREC is…

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Which needs more land, fracking or wind?

With organisations like CPRE, in principle supporting fracking, while vocally opposing forms of renewable energy like wind farming; we thought we’d investigate one of the main claims made by supporters of this technology. “Fracking requires only a few acres of land, while wind farms require hundreds.” They are right – each well-head does indeed only…

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Let’s make some news

  Make Headlines Local news is one of the best ways of getting your voice heard and sharing your opinion with a large audience. It is a great tool to promote your ideas, and when your voice is part of a larger crowd of voices it becomes real news. That’s why HREC are asking all…

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Councillor and MP contacts

Thanks for your help and support so far. With Bullington Cross now at appeal we need you more than ever to make a noise and get your voices heard. Writing to your Local Politician is one of the best ways you can do that and with a little help from us, it won’t take more…

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