Author Archive | Will Cottrell

New wind turbines given thumbs up at Shoreham Port

Shoreham Port is set to be the site of two new wind turbines after Adur planners recently approved the project. Located at the top of the beach near Shoreham power station, the turbines will feed power to the Pump House near the Port’s lock gates. The two Novento nED100 turbines consist of a three bladed […]

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Brighton Energy Coop Working Group meeting, 9th April – Is Anaerobic Digestion the next BEC project?

Above: a Qube Renewables anaerobic digestor   Why is Brighton and Hove not recycling its food waste? A Brighton Energy Coop report from a few years ago identified that a staggering 30,000 tonnes of food from commercial companies in Brighton gets thrown into landfill each year. There are many possibilities to tackle this – including […]

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The regulator seeking to kill community energy

For nearly nine months a stalker has plagued Community Energy. While many new community groups are either planning fundraising or actually installing new renewables, the Financial Conduct Authority has been shadowing the sector, threatening  two radical shake ups: one of which creates unnecessary uncertainty, the other of which would kill community energy stone dead. Both […]

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Chilean delegation visits Brighton Energy Coop to learn about community energy

Last week Brighton Energy Coop hosted a delegation from Chile, visiting Brighton to look at innovative sustainability models that might be taken home to South America. Led by the British Embassy in Santiago, delegates included the representatives from the Chilean Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Energy, and various Regional Energy and Environmental Authorities. The […]

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