Pensford School Energy Sparks Posters Nov 2017

An update on Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks Schools Education Programme

In March our Energy Sparks programme received a £58K grant under the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Non-domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition. We have used this funding to further develop our website and infrastructure to help schools save energy. The funding has allowed us to: Enhance our education programme for KS3 pupils  (originally […]

BWCE Green Energy Tariff

BWCE energy available through Our Power In B&NES

Bath and West Community Energy in conjunction with Bath and North East Somerset Council are now promoting 2 local energy tariffs, through the ‘Our Power In B&NES’ scheme, in partnership with not-for-profit energy supplier Our Power: The ‘Our Local Green Energy’ tariff offers local households the chance to buy 100% renewable electricity, which is locally generated […]

Hewitt Studios Electric Car Charging Port

Hewitt Studios developing sustainable EV charging hub with integrated cafe/education space

Local architects Hewitt Studios are developing a sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe/education space called ‘K:Port’, which is designed to provide offer EV charging under an aesthetically pleasing canopy which incorporates solar PV and rain water harvesting. It is the first project for Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub run by Bath University. A video, explains the concept: […]

ECO Home Energy Efficiency Scheme - change in insulations measures 2013 to 2017

Household Energy Efficiency Installations down by 90% since 2014

The release of the Government’s “Household Energy Efficiency Statistics” today highlights a problem with the current programme of installing energy efficiency measures in homes. Cavity wall and loft insulation funded by energy companies under the ECO scheme are down 85% since their peak in 2014. The problem was largely caused by the failure of the […]

BNES Placemaking Policy SCR1 10pct

Impact of B&NES Placemaking Plan SCR1 Renewable Energy Policy

Since B&NES Placemaking Plan was adopted in July policy SCR1  which requires large developments (10 or more homes) to deliver properties which out-perform minimum Building Regulation carbon emissions by 10% delivered by renewable technologies, we have been objecting to planning applications which don’t meet this policy. Almost all of the planning applications made by developers […]

BNES Energy At Home Scheme

Bath Energy At Home Scheme: non-means tested insulation grants

If you interested in improving the insulation of your home, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s ‘Energy At Home’ Scheme  continues to offer free advice and non-means tested grants for: Loft insulaiton Room in roof insulation Cavity wall insulation Solid wall insulation Additionally they offer means tested support for replacement gas boilers and electric storage […]