Brighton University to help green SMEs boost growth

The University of Brighton (pictured) is to launch a new £3 million platform aimed at supporting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) that produce green goods and services in Sussex. The Green Growth Platform, a five-year scheme, will act as a catalyst for growth and innovation and provide a range of services to SMEs. They […]

Frack-mate in Sussex

Cameras have been trained on the small village of Balcombe in Sussex since protestors converged there at the end of July, angry with plans to test for shale oil and gas in their backyards. ELN reporter Vicky Ellis visited the protestors’ campsite to find out what the frack was going on.

Fracking on! Cuadrilla denies drilling plans postponed

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has denied rumours it has postponed plans to drill at the Balcombe site in Sussex as protest against the company continues. Six people have so far been arrested today as they tried to prevent trucks with equipment from going into the site – bringing the total to 23 since Friday morning. Banners […]

Fracking protestors complain of “heavy-handed” police

Several arrests were made today after anti-shale gas protestors were forcibly moved from blocking the entrance to a drilling site in Sussex. It makes a second day of protest action from local residents and activists at the shale gas drilling firm Cuadrilla Resource’s site in Balcombe. Around 60 people gathered this morning, pulling a tree […]

Locals blockade Sussex shale gas drilling site

A group of anti-fracking campaigners has blockaded the road leading to Cuadrilla Resources’ drilling site in Sussex since this morning. They are trying to disrupt the firm’s activity after Cuadrilla was given consent to start drilling by the Environment Agency and the local council. As a truck carrying equipment tried to enter the drilling site […]

Vegetable and fat to power new Sussex plant

A new £20million power station in East Sussex powered by waste vegetables and fat was approved this week. Renewable energy company Edgeley wants to start building as soon as possible now the local council’s planning committee has passed the plans. The 32MW plant at Shoreham Port will generate roughly 32MW of electricity, enough to meet […]

Sussex school installs solar panels

A secondary school in East Sussex has had 143 solar panels installed on its rooftops, which is expected to generate more than 35,000 kWh of electricity per year. Ovesco, a community-owned renewable energy provider installed the PV panels with the help of Southern Solar at Lewis Priory school. The company claims the school will save […]