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B&NES schools invited to take part in an energy saving competition

B&NES schools are being invited to sign up to Energy Sparks, a new energy efficiency programme created by two Bath-based community groups. Energy Sparks is currently recruiting primary schools with pupils who would be enthusiastic to take part in monitoring their school’s energy usage using data and help the school be energy efficient. Bath: Hacked, […]

BWCE Working Waterwheel Video

Video: BWCE Batheaston Waterwheel Turning

BWCE’s waterwheel at the Old Mill Hotel, Batheaston was installed and started turning just before Christmas. The wheel which is of a ‘Zuppinger’ water wheel type design shown above and will have the capacity to generate 13.5kW of electricity, or about 88,000 kWh per year, enough to provide the electricity for 25 homes. BWCE hope that the […]

Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools puts in a planning application to include a water sourced heat pump

Cleveland Pools has just submitted its planning application for the the restoration of the UK’s only surviving Georgian lido. The application will include  the world’s first naturally treated, heated, outdoor swimming pool. Transition Bath is particularly supportive of the use of a water-sourced heat pump which will extract latent heat from the River Avon to heat […]

Bath Abbey

An update on Bath Abbey’s eco-friendly project to heat the Abbey from the thermal springs

As previously reported by Transition Bath under Bath Abbey’s £19million Footprint project the Abbey will become more sustainable by using hot water from the Roman Springs to heat the Abbey. On Monday 21st November Charles Curnock presented an update on the project. The mains points of interest from a sustainability perspective from his presentation were: […]

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Keynsham Food-Waste to Biogas CHP plant going live in March will provide electricity for 80% of Keynsham’s homes

The brand-new plant in Keynsham owned by Resourceful Earth Ltd will be going live in the Spring. It will use food and feedstock waste collected from households and businesses in Keynsham and anaerobic digestion to produce methane biogas which will then be used to produce electricity. The remaining solids will then be pasteurised and used […]

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Bristol and Bath lose out in bid for low emission poo buses

First Bus and Wessex in combination with local biogas bus pioneer Geneco have lost out in a bid to get government funding for 130 biogas buses powered by human waste from Wessex Water’s Avonmouth sewage treatment plant. They were unsuccessful in their bid for funding to the government’s £30million low emission bus scheme for 2016 […]