Summary of Parties’ Election Manifesto Commitments for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

To save you looking it up for yourself we have tried to summarise the major parties’ manifesto commitments for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: Conservatives   Manifesto: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/manifesto2015/ConservativeManifesto2015.pdf Energy: Investment in energy research in Blackpool (fracking), Cumbria (nuclear?), Thornton (fracking). Midland Energy Research Accelerator: research in shale gas, carbon capture and storage, energy storage. Energy […]

BWCE Wilmington Solar Farm Under Construction

Wilmington Solar PV Farm goes live

The 2.3MW Wilmington Farm Solar PV Farm went live on the 25th March and is now contributing electricity to the national grid. On Wednesday April 8th it was generating 1.9MW enough to power 650 homes enough to power the nearby villages of Marksbury, Compton Dando, Woollard, Hunstrete, Chewton Keynsham, Saltford and Stanton Prior.

MPs Fracking Pledges

Has your Prospective Parliamentary Candidate pledged to oppose Fracking?

Greenpeace are running a campaign asking all Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to oppose Fracking. To date in Bath Steve Bradley (Lib Dem), Loraine Morgan Brinkhurst (Independent) and Dominic Tristram (Greens) have all signed. However Julian Deverell (UKIP), Ben Howlett (Conservative) and Ollie Middleton (Labour) haven’t. This compares well with what the candidates said at our hustings, with the […]

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BWCE Community Fund Awards for 2015 Announced

The complete list of BWCE Community Fund grants for this year have been announced: Age UK Bath & North East Somerset £4,882 Outreach project to reduce fuel poverty and improve comfort of the elderly in B&NES Bathampton Community Cooperative (Dry Arch) £1,000 Solar Powered Watering System Bath Canoe Club £4,100 Solar Powered heating system Freshford […]

March 2015 Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   Welcome to this month’s Transition happenings in Bath… View this email in your browser March Newsletter The most important item in this month’s newsletter is our parliamentary Hustings which we have organised for Monday 23rd March 2015. Please book a ticket and make an entry in your diaries and help us with crowd-sourcing […]

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Waitrose Community Matters: Transition Bath is one of the three nominated charities in Bath during April

Could you start collecting tokens if you use Waitrose? Transition Bath is one of 3 nominated organisations for their distribution of £1,000 during April? As an organisation we have no direct income apart from grants for specific projects. We need about £1,200 to keep running each year (insurances, accounting etc.) and the Waitrose grant would […]