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The biggest gig for Brighton FOE yet. Keep the 5th March free for this link up we’re doing with Energy Union

Energy Union and Our City Our Future policy forum stall 1-5th March (foyer Jubilee Library) will invite ideas from city residents on how to reduce the amount of energy we use and our impact on the environment.

These ideas will be taken forward at a Question Time Panel event ( Sat 5th March 3pm-5pm) at The Basement, Kensington Street, Brighton.
Come and quiz city leaders and tell them how you want the city to reduce the amount of energy we use and our impact on the environment.

The forum will be chaired by Roger French OBE DL, MD of Brighton & Hove Buses and chair of the Brighton & Hove Strategic Partnership. Panel guests confirmed so far include:
Councillor Ayas Fallon Khan (Conservative), Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Employment & Major Projects and Lead Councillor for Sustainability;
Councillor Warren Morgan (Labour)
Councillor Paul Steedman (Green)
Other members of the panel are likely to be one Student Union representative and a local sustainability champion (someone with a good knowledge of the issues and who lives locally)

This event will be followed by a club night Saturday 5th March at Brighton Coalition, featuring:
Skrillex (Mau5trap, NYC. european debut tour),
Coldcut’s ‘Energy Union’ Film (live a/v remix – Matt Black, Ninja Tune)
JFB (av set)
VJS: Matt Black, 4YourEye

Full events details press release here

 Tickets for Brighton Coalition:

18+ show 11pm – 4am
limited advance tickets £8. £10 advance, more on the door

More details: www.facebook.com/energyunion

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FREE Public Meeting

Date: 30th November

Time: 7pm until 9.30pm

Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Contact person:  alison.walters@foe.co.uk

Details: Free public meeting looking at the future of renewable energy in Brighton & Hove  (click to  download Renewable Energy Meeting Flier or aposter to display):


Will Cottrell (Brighton Energy Co-op) Solar

Chris Tomlinson (E.ON) Off shore wind

Mat Bulba (Blooming Futures) Bio-fuels

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Hot on the heals of electing the first UK Green MP (Caroline Lucas) Brighton is heading for another one. We hope all the new MPs (Caroline, Julian Kirby and Mike Weatherley – both Conservatives), will back this exciting new scheme.

Be part of Brighton’s new solar power station

17th June sees the initiation of a great new project in Brighton – the UK’s first community-owned solar power station.
The £350,000 scheme will be run as a co-operative, meaning that every shareholder has an equal say in management, whether you have a few thousand pounds to invest or just fifty quid.

 As the UK’s first solar co-op – and hot on the heels of electing the country’s first Green MP – here’s another chance for Brighton to make eco history.
PUBLIC MEETING: 17 June, 7.30pm, Free Pheonix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, BN2 9ND
Learn how communities can earn money through government Feed in Tariffs and  how we’re going to set up Brighton’s largest renewable system. There’ll be an opportunity to ask questions, put across your own views, and meet other potential members.
Howard Johns (Southern Solar),
John McDonald, (Solar Century)
Will Cottrell (Brighton Energy Co-op)
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PS: Please feel to forward this to anyone you know, or to any lists you may have access to!

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