Energy

Community group Energy Alton (EA) www.energyalton.org.uk has been in operation for ten years, and aims to help people educe energy costs, increase comfort and wellbeing, reduce fossil fuels and promote renewables.  Energy Alton has previously run a high street advice centre, offered free loft insulation and installed 10 kws of solar PV on the roof of Alton library.

Energy Alton offers

  • Free home energy surveys and advice
  • Energy surveys of public buildings – three completed including the Friends Meeting House, the Community Centre and the middle of Alton Maltings
  • Free thermal imaging
  • An advice line and information sheets on our website
  • Periodic home energy open days – most recently on 19th October 2019
  • Evening meetings with expert speakers
  • EA stalls at markets and community events including the electric vehicle display at the Alton Classic Car Rally, held for the past 3 years

We need more volunteer help. Training can be given, it’s very rewarding – not glamorous but essential.

For the future Energy Alton would like to promote renewable energy more, for example:

  • Solar PV on commercial properties
  • Lobbying to build renewables into new buildings
  • Start a community energy enterprise
    • A co-op that can enter contracts with energy suppliers and users
    • Raise funds through public subscription
    • Use profits for seed money for new schemes
Interested in the Energy group?

local action for nature

Increasing the planting of trees and wild flowers for biodiversity

Food

Growing, eating and cooking low-carbon, locally-sourced food

Less (New) Stuff

Supporting the repair café, other ideas for repurposing and re-using

Cycle Alton

Safer cycling and better cycling infrastructure

Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy, schemes to reduce costs

Building Standards

Lobbying to improve new homes, retrofitting existing buildings

Lobbying and Campaigning

Confronting denial, influencing public opinion, the 3 tiers of local government and our MP

iInformation and Outreach

Leaflets, social media, stalls at events, talks, networking, website

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