Brighton Palace Pier goes green with renewable energy deal

The green energy partnership will prevent more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere

Brighton’s i360 continues clean power journey

The renewable energy provider expects to help owner British Airways save around 667,000 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide over two years

British Airways’ i360 tower takes going green to new heights

The 450-foot tall tourist attraction on the Brighton seafront is now powered entirely by renewable energy from Ecotricity

Caroline Lucas to step down as co-leader of Green Party

Ms Lucas, the party’s first and only MP – representing Brighton Pavilion – has shared the role with Jonathan Bartley since 2016

Brighton and Hove to bin beach litter

A new campaign aims to clean up Brighton and Hove by binning beach litter. The #StreetsAhead movement hopes to encourage the responsible disposal of rubbish and ultimately prevent it being washed away in the sea and damaging ocean life. To raise attention to the issue a giant fish made from litter, waste rescue lifeguards and […]

Fashion goes green in Brighton

Brighton’s fashion week is putting sustainability under the catwalk spotlight. The ‘Tonne of Clothing’ event focuses on how to re-invent the way clothes are designed, re-think how they are consumed and re-define what is possible through valuing and renewing existing materials. Charities Love Your Clothes and Cancer Research UK are running the recycling event which is […]

UK green bank invests in £1.3bn Brighton wind farm

A £1.3 billion wind project off the coast of Brighton will soon enter the construction phase. Energy company E.ON confirmed it will invest in and build the Rampion offshore wind farm, which will be located around 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast. The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has bought a £236 million stake in […]

Brighton wins praise for its rooftop farmers

Brighton Council has won plaudits for a scheme which encourages people to grow their own food. The World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Awards go to local governments that have shown leadership in sustainable building policies. Praiseworthy projects were unveiled at the UN’s COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw. Brighton was given an honourable mention for […]

Community energy group raises £130k for solar in 13 days

A community energy group has raised £130,000 in just 13 days to install solar panels in Brighton. Last year the Brighton Energy Co-op brought in £240,000 to pay for solar panels at three sites in the city. This time round their target is £600,000. The money will be spent installing 2,000 solar panels at two […]

Centrica: Energy price freeze could stop suppliers operating

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s energy policy pledge would not be economically viable for suppliers to operate, Centrica claims. The energy giant made the comment following the former Energy Secretary’s big speech to freeze energy prices at his party’s annual conference in Brighton. He promised they would stop gas and electricity prices from rising between May […]