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The Good, The Bad and The Muddly Energy Mix
Presentations and discussions on energy resources and prospects. Monday 3rd April Firstsite Café - Colchester 7:15pm for 7:30pm The current government’s energy policy is in disarray. The House of Lord’s is already questioning the Department for Business, En...

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Love Letters to God - Nahko Bear...
Once seen, never forgotten... Nahko and Medicine for the People were the outstanding musical moment from last year's Greenbelt Festival , an annual pilgrimage. In fact the performance was one of the best gigs I've ever been too. And to be one of the many st...

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The Impact of New Nuclear at Bradwell...


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Living with the local Bradwell Nuclear Dump...
On Friday September 23rd 2016 Essex County Council voted to allow Magnox Limited to move intermediate level nuclear waste from their Sizewell and Dungeness nuclear power stations into the new storage facility to the east of the Bradwell reactor buildings ju...

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Colchester Green Electric Car Event
We had a great time at the Colchester and District Green Party 's EV Workshop in and outside the impressive Firstsite Art Gallery . Check out the video above from one of our Q & A contributors James Cooke. An unexpected delight was fellow EV car drivers tur...

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After The Fire Spotify Chart (for statistics nerds)
Position Title Album Label 12/09/2016 1 Der Kommissar DK CBS 1,003,100 2 1980-F DK CBS 91,113 3 One Rule For You DK CBS 22,792 4 Laser Love DK CBS 9,769 5 1984-F AT2F AA 8,849 6 Who's Gonna Love You? DK CBS 8,121 7 Joy DK CBS 7,247 8 Rich Boys DK CBS 6,486 ...

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Colchester Green Party Electric Car Event...
Electric Car / Vehicle (EV) Workshop p ublic event – all welcome Sunday 18th September 2016 at 3 pm - finish  5pm Firstsite  : Lewis Gardens : High Street : CO1 1JH Forum and Q & A on Air Quality, Myths and Visions Darren Smith - EV Advocate  Glyn Hopkin Ni...

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Never mind the Batteries…
Myths and Mysteries - The Electric Car - Future or Fallacy? So let me fess up straight away, my name is Peter Banks, I drive an electric car and, since my conversion, I want to share the good news about EVs (Electric Vehicles) with everyone! So am I biased?...

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The Bradwell Baffle
The recent contrasting news concerning Hinkley Point C is paradoxical for the possible Bradwell B new build. The local protest groups will have been put into even more uncertainty than ever before, no news is, well, no news! One thing for sure is that there...

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Hallelujah, new use for abandoned power plant!
Rufus Wainwright joins a 1500 voice choir in a disused power station in Toronto give a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen's anthem 'Hallelujah'. Of course, Rufus knows the song well, one of the soundtrack highlights in Shrek... and the phrase "The Secret Cho...
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