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Nempnett Thrubwell 4.76MW Solar Farm goes to planning appeal

A planning application for a Solar Farm at Nempnett Thrubwell has gone on appeal to the planning inspectorate after B&NES’s new Conservative dominated development control committee turned the original application down on the grounds it impacted the openness of the Green Belt. This was despite planning officer advice to support the application, a reduction in […]

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Air pollution on the London Road and the VW Scandal

Given the recent news about Volkswagen cheating on their pollution testing in the US, we thought it would be useful to outline what impact this is having on air pollution on the London Road and elsewhere in Bath, and its implications. It is also topical because the Eastern Park and Ride is a hot topic […]

Making Bath Abbey more sustainable

Local engineering consultancy Buro Happold have been working with Bath Abbey to try to make the Abbey more sustainable. The most important aspect of the project is to use hot water from the Roman Bath’s next door to provide underfloor heating to the Abbey. To date they have installed underfloor heating under flag stones on […]

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Does my home leak heat?

Transition Bath’s energy group would like to congratulate one of our volunteers,  Sarah Warren on becoming a CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology) student, studying for an MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation .     As part of her application process she wrote this article on thermal imaging based on her experiences with the Bathford Energy Group and […]

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Did you realise it is 16 times more energy efficient to preserve apple juice by freezing than pasteurisation?

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 three alternative approaches: pasteurisation and freezing. Both require energy:  pasteurisation incurs energy heating the juice up to 80C (fast pasteurisation method) freezing incurs energy reducing […]

Keynsham Civic Centre

Keynsham Civic Centre named best workplace of 2015

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has named Keynsham’s Civic offices as the best workplace for 2015. The offices in Keynsham are very ECO-friendly and is one of the few buildings in the UK which has been designed to meet the DEC ‘A’ rated standard. Transition Bath would like all new offices in B&NES to […]

Bath Fracking Map

Fracking coming to Bath soon?

The government has recently announced an area 5 miles to the south east of Bath as being suitable for fracking or hydraulic fracturing. The area (see map above) starts near Winsley and Avoncliff and covers Trwobridge, Westbury and Warminster. The area is undergoing an assessment process prior to licenses being awarded. This is very much […]