Stokewood Lesiure Centre ImageLow Energy Lighting for  Historic Bournemouth Leisure Centre

One of Bournemouth’s most historic buildings, Stokewood Leisure Centre, has received a low energy LED lighting update from Led-Zip Lighting.

The locally listed building is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and run by social enterprise, BH Live. Continue reading

Launch of Broadstone Win on Waste in Dorset

Ideas2Action waste paperCharity, Ideas2Action is launching its latest ‘Win on Waste’ project in Broadstone in Dorset in the Library. The launch will take place on Saturday 4 February between 10 and 11am.

Broadstone ‘Win on Waste’ will be run by Vikki Slade and residents are being asked to save and donate any of the following items on the day which will be given to good causes: Continue reading

The Energy War – Who is Winning?

Article courtesy of Think Progress.org by the Financial Times

Traditional energy companies and mainstream financial publications are finally waking up to the new reality: The shift to renewable energy, electric cars, and a low-carbon economy is now unstoppable.

The details of this transition are spelt out in a new, must-read, 4000-word article in the Financial Times, “The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable.”

Continue reading The Energy War – Who is Winning?

The Cost of Water Inefficiency

By Jason Light  (PIEMA)
Strategy Lead – Environment at Eastleigh Borough Council, Hampshire

I have been working with Southern Water on water efficiency projects for years, from partnering up on University research projects, subsidizing 1,700 water butts for residents and providing offers to residents.

imageOver the last year Southern Water has been running an innovative scheme to provide free home/business visits and measures to certain customers to help reduce their consumption. Southern Water are looking to offer the scheme to thousands of Households and small businesses across their area over the next few years. Having promoted the scheme to our residents, it suddenly dawned on me a few weeks back that I hadn’t taken them up on the offer myself. The following is a summary of my experience this week. Continue reading

WWF The Planets Early Warning System

The WWF launched in 1960 and became an early warning system on what was happening with our planet. Here they bring experts and scientists together to tell us we are now at the point we have never been in before.  PLEASE TAKE TIME to watch this video – it makes it simpler to understand what needs to be done.

 

Commercial Electric Vehicle Socket Scheme

Wessex Eco Energy of Poundbury, Dorset share update via their blog….

Daniel and Martin from Wessex ECOEnergy
Daniel and Martin from Wessex ECOEnergy

There is some good news for the continued growth of electric vehicles and electric vehicle charge points. From November 21st, businesses are to be offered £300 per installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging socket across their sites under a new scheme.
A £7.5 million fund is to be made available to workplaces for the provision of installing chargers for use by staff and fleet vehicles equivalent to 25,000 new installations. Continue reading