July 2014

22 July 2014

Households can get money back to offset the cost of energy efficiency improvements on their home.

20 July 2014

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has recently (June 2014) published its third report containing estimates of the shale gas and oil resources of parts of Britain. The reports can be found at the links below and the table provides a summary of published estimates to date.

                                 Oil (million barrels)      Gas (trillion cubic feet)

                                  Min/ Median / Max    Min / Median / Max

20 July 2014

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has recently (June 2014) published its third report containing estimates of the shale gas and oil resources of parts of Britain. The reports can be found at the links below and the table provides a summary of published estimates to date.

                                 Oil (million barrels)      Gas (trillion cubic feet)

                                  Min/ Median / Max    Min / Median / Max

16 July 2014

The presentation from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, presented to a workshop in Winchester 14 July 2014.

11 July 2014

“Although we have more clothes, bigger cars, and more bathrooms, we are no happier today than we were 50 years ago” Dr Roz Sunley told over 40 people at the Winchester Action on Climate Change and Friends of the Earth Winchester meeting on Stuff or Happiness? last Tuesday 8 July 2014.

Dr Sunley’s interactive workshop looked at how we would make ourselves happier if we reduced all the stuff in our lives.

10 July 2014

The July 2014 revised proposals for Silver Hill are to be displayed in the Guildhall Courtyard:
Saturday 12 July: 9 am – 5 pm;
Sunday 13 July: 9 am to 5 pm
Monday 14 July to Friday 18 July: 9 am to 6 pm

2 July 2014

We have UK, European and global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the proportion of the energy we use that comes from renewable sources. WinACC has developed plans to show how we in Winchester District could do our fair share. This isn't a blue-print. If you don't like our suggestions about how to hit the targets, come and argue for something else - provided that it adds up to our fair share!

June 2014

25 June 2014

Wise women and men, hermits and poets,  grandmothers and grandfathers, and now even social scientists and psychologists all agree. Stuff doesn't make us happy.  Yet we use precious resources on things that we buy today and send to landfill tomorrow. Dr Roz Sunley from the University of Winchester is the lead speaker on “Stuff or Happiness?” at the coming Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC ) and Friends of the Earth meeting at 7.30 pm on 8 July at the United Church, Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8RZ.

24 June 2014

Winchester City Council could be about to go into banking in support of local businesses.

The Council is considering financial support of £250,000 to become a founding member of the Hampshire Community Bank along with other local authorities.

Winchester has signalled its interest in contributing to the £14m equity needed to set up the bank if certain conditions are met.

20 June 2014

Hampshire County Council are reviewing the usage of household recycling centres. They are looking to change the service - that might mean closure. It is really important for you to have your say. Do you want to keep them, change what they offer or do away with them? - Have your say now before the 22nd of August.

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