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£1.3m Green Bus Boost in Nottinghamshire

Pollution-busting technology is set to be fitted in more than 100 buses across Nottinghamshire following a successful bid for £1.3m of Government money, which was recently announced by the Department of Transport. The council’s vision is that by 2025 their local tendered bus fleet will be comprised of low emission vehicles. https://tinyurl.com/ycnqz6fj

Derbyshire Councillors Votes to Oppose Shale Gas Plans at Marsh Lane

On 5th February Derbyshire councillors voted to oppose an application for shale gas exploration at a public enquiry. The application was the first concerning shale gas to come before the council and concerned a site at Bramleymoor Lane in the village of Marsh Lane. The meeting took place following a refusal by INEOS, the company who submitted the application, to allow the council more time to decide on the application following. The decision will now determine the council’s stand at a public enquiry into the shceme in June. It was the fourth time in a fortnight that a council in England had opposed onshore gas plans. https://tinyurl.com/y8rj6cey

Nottinghamshire Community Energy Share Issue Open

Nottinghamshire Community Energy (NCE), which owns a solar array at Colston Bassett, has opened a share issue. This is your chance to own shares in a local, community-owned renewable energy project. The share issue closes on 31st March: http://nce.coop/

Places Available on Torrs Hydro Study Tour

We have some places available on our Study Tour of Torrs Hydro.

Saturday 17th March

10am - approx. 12pm
Torrs Hydro, New Mills
Organised by Marches Energy Agency/Community Climate Action Network
Free.
 
A chance to visit one of Britain’s first community-owned hydro projects and hear from those who made it happen. Torrs Hydro is owned by more than 200 local shareholders, sells the power it generates to the local Co-operative supermarket and has given grants to many local community projects. Come and meet ‘Archie’ (the single archimedes screw turbine) and hear from some of the volunteer Directors who make the project happen. This tour is specifically aimed at those who are thinking of starting their own community-owned renewable project (whatever source of power you’re thinking of using) and would like to get inspiration and advice from those who have already done it. Book your place: https://tinyurl.com/y8uvgwbn 
 
We have a small fund available to assist with travel costs to the event, if travel costs would otherwise be a barrier to your attending. Please email Caroline Harmon for more information: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk
 

 

 

March Newsletter Out Now

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