BWCE UK Community Energy Award 2014

BWCE wins “UK Community Energy Organisation of the Year” Award

Congratulations to Bath and West Community Energy in fighting off strong national competition to win the ”UK Community Energy Organisation of the Year” Award . Peter Capener, was named ‘Leader of the Year’ for his work as Chair of BWCE and supporting development of the national government’s Community Energy Strategy. Pete Capener said ‘After many years in […]

Calton Road External Wall Insulation

Availability of home insulation grants: from September 2014

Home insulation grants are a very changing landscape. In June the government announced its generous £6000 grant scheme for solid wall insulation which unfortunately has now been withdrawn because it was too popular (does that remind you of the solar PV tariffs?)! However, B&NES has come to the rescue and is offering grants of up […]

ApplePress

Which is the most energy efficient method of preserving apple juice – pasteurisation or freezing?

With the approach of the apple harvesting season, Transition Bath’s energy group were wondering which was the most efficient way of preserving apple juice? For domestic juicers there seems to be two alternative approaches: pasteurisation and freezing. Both require energy:  pasteurisation incurs energy heating the juice up to 80C (fast pasteurisation method) freezing incurs energy reducing […]

North Prospect: Building a Sustainable Community

In August Transition Bath was invited by social housing provider Curo along with residents from Bath’s Foxhill estate to visit North Prospect in Plymouth to see the impact of a regeneration scheme similar to the one being proposed for Foxhill. The visit consisted of a formal introduction to the regeneration scheme by representatives of the […]