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 […]

Labour: We’ll break up Big Six like banks and freeze energy prices

If Labour wins the next general election the party will break up the Big Six power companies and freeze energy prices till 2017. That was the pledge from the top brass of Labour as they spoke at their annual party conference in Brighton today. Their energy policy blitz started with a speech from Shadow Energy […]

UK’s first building made entirely out of waste

The city of Brighton is set to be home to the UK’s first building made entirely out of waste. Designed by architect and researcher Duncan Baker-Brown, it will be built at the University of Brighton using locally sourced waste materials from building sites and recycling centres. Brown says the project will test the idea that […]

Lib Dems vote for 2030 decarbonising target

The Liberal Democrats today voted in favour of decarbonising the UK power sector within two decades. At the Autumn Conference in Brighton, delegates approved an emissions target of 50-100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour (KWh) for any fossil fuel plant built after 2030. This puts added pressure on the UK Government as it […]