August 2014

26 August 2014

What do you want to protect from our changing climate?

Maybe it's a place close to your heart that's at risk of flooding. 

Perhaps it's a person you've met on your travels. 

Or it may simply be the world that your children will inherit. 

No matter who we are, we're all affected by climate change. And it's the poorest and most vulnerable around the world suffering the most. 

Thanks to Christian Aid for giving us the link to this video:

25 August 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!

10 August 2014

Research in the USA has concluded that, over 20 years, both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas effect than do either coal or oil. A 20-year timescale was used since this is close to the period starting now over which humanity has to drastically cut emissions to avoid dangerous climate change.

10 August 2014

Research in the USA has concluded that, over 20 years, both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas effect than do either coal or oil. A 20-year timescale was used since this is close to the period starting now over which humanity has to drastically cut emissions to avoid dangerous climate change.

3 August 2014

Our August open meeting was an informal chance to share stories about what we've all been doing and celebrate our successes.

Several WinACC supporters told their stories of reducing their use of fossil fuels at home.

Ewan Simmonds shared his gas and electricity use data over 10 years.

Dan Fish talked about cutting out fossil fuel entirely in the New Forest.

3 August 2014

At WinACC's open meeting on 2 August 2014, Ewan Simmonds shared his data on gas and electricty consumption over the years, showing the impact of installing solar water heating, solar PV and a new boiler. Here is a pdf of his data.

July 2014

30 July 2014

Sparsholt College has applied for planning approval for a 74 metre, 500 kW, wind turbine at Sparsholt College. Please support it before 13 August by clicking here or sending an email

25 July 2014

Government stops GD Home Improvement Fund!

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

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