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the government announced its generous £6000 grant scheme for solid wall insulation which unfortunately has now been withdrawn because it was too popular (does that remind you of the solar PV tariffs?)!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 […]

Bath Green Homes 2014 Poster

Bath Green Homes 2014 Details Published

The details of Bath Green Homes 2014 have just been published; including 20 events and the details of the 16 homes open on the weekend of the 28th/29th September. A copy of the leaflet which includes details of the events and the open homes weekend is available here and the poster is available here. For further […]

July 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s Transition happenings in Bath… View this email in your browser July Newsletter We have a surprising amount of news for a summer month. The news is dominated by transport – B&NES has launched its transport strategy, Transition Bath its Chelsea Road initiative and we are asking for your views on how […]