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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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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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Councillors say ‘No’ to community wind farm

Press Release – Local people let down by Councillors. Yesterday Basingstoke, Test Valley and Winchester councils voted to ban the community owned wind farm at Bullington Cross.  All three  Councils decided to completely ignore the massive local support for the farm. Basingstoke, Test Valley and Winchester Councils decided last night that they would ignore local…

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Open Letter to Planning committee

Dear Committee member, Global warming is already upon on us.  We can no longer stand-by and do nothing. On June 16th you will be asked to make a decision that will have an effect on us, our children and our grandchildren.  You will be asked to ban the community wind farm at Bullington Cross.  But…

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Unprecedented support for local wind farms

Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) reaches an impressive 2,000 signature milestone almost 2 months ahead of target. Members and supporters of HREC, a Co-operative for local renewable energy generation in Hampshire, have been proving that Hampshire residents want to see more renewable energy in the county. Over the past few months teams of volunteers have…

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Co-operating for a greener Hampshire

Press Release – Co-operating for a greener Hampshire Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) held its first Members and Supporters meeting in Winchester this month.   Members and Supporters of HREC, a Co-operative for local renewable energy generation projects in Hampshire, were invited to attend a free evening at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, where they…

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North Hampshire wastes hundreds of millions £s a year on imported energy

Press Release New research from Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-Operative has revealed that hundreds of millions of pounds of local money is wasted in Hampshire each year through our energy use. The newly-formed co-operative that is campaigning for the proposed Bullington Cross Wind Farm to be community owned has found that vast sums of money are…

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Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative is launched!

Press Release At last people in Hampshire will be able to directly benefit from the generation of locally produced renewable energy, as one of the county’s first energy co-operatives is launched. Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative Limited (HREC),  has been formed to maximise co-operative and community ownership of new renewable energy generation in the county, and…

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How Government Support for Wind Farm Planning can help Bullington Cross

Hampshire Energy Group (HEG) supports the Energy’s Secretary’s view that wind farming is as much a local community issue as a national one. Martin Heath, Spokesperson for HEG, comments: “We believe the costs and benefits of wind farming need to be equitably shared. The benefits from wind farming need to flow to local communities as…

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Support for Government Community Energy Schemes

Local community organisation, Hampshire Energy Group, has placed its support behind this week’s Government announcement on community energy schemes. Martin Heath, spokesperson, Hampshire Energy Group, comments: “Increased generation of energy from renewable sources owned by local community schemes helps to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of renewable energy.” The Group would like to see…

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