Bath has received a £3.8million government grant to improve its cycling infrastructure. It includes proposals to improve: 1. Kennet & Avon Canal tow path. To enhance the traffic free route into central Bath along the tow path by upgrading the surface and widening the path for 2.44km along the NCN4 cycle route to benefit cyclists and […]
Why Transition Bath is concerned with DCLG’s attempts to abolish DECs for schools?
Summary At short notice, before the upcoming General Election the government has announced a consultation due to end on March 11th whose aim is to drastically reduce the number of schools which are required to provide annual Display Energy Certificates. All public buildings that are visited by the public have been required to display their […]
Transition Bath Try-before-you-buy LED kit: very positive feedback
Our downlighter kit which can be used to try our a selection of 40 different GU10 and MR16 LED bulbs has had lots of positive feedback since was made available to borrow from Bath Central Library in December. Feedback includes: I think the tester kit is a truly brilliant idea! In my mother-in-law’s kitchen, where […]
Transition Bath responds to B&NES Placemaking Plan Consultation
We have responded on your behalf to B&NES council’s Placemaking Plans which will shape plans for Bath into the foreseeable future. The detailed consultation document of 325 pages covers everything from plans for the development of individual sites and areas within Bath, to more general policies on food, transport, the built environment, energy and environmental […]
Should the government use strict environmental regulation to control global warming? Constituency survey.
An interesting online survey, if it is to be believed, suggests that the residents of Bath’s Parliamentary Constituency have a much stronger belief government should employ strict environmental controls to control global warming than the residents of the surrounding North West Somerset Constituency. Given there is only a single question, whose wording includes the word […]
Free training courses for tradespeople and community groups
If you apply between 9am on Monday 19th January 2015 and 5pm Friday 30th January 2015 B&NES Energy At Home scheme will be providing free training and certification programmes for trades-people and community groups. More details are available here: www.energyathome.org.uk/trade-support If you are having work being done on your home at the moment we would encourage you to point out […]
December 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to this month’s Transition happenings in Bath… View this email in your browser December Newsletter The most important item in this month’s newsletter is our parliamentary Hustings which we have organised for Monday 23rd March 2015. Please book a ticket and make an entry in your diaries – see below. Who will you […]
BWCE Chair Pete Capener awarded MBE for services to Sustainable Energy
Congratulations go to Pete Capener for the MBE he was awarded as part of the 2015 New Year’s honours list. Pete has been a supporter of Transition Bath over the years. More information on Pete and the award is available on Bath and West Community Energy’s website.
BWCE gains planning permission for a water turbine at Batheaston Old Mill
Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) has been given
Biochar – good for gardens?
Local gardeners have been taking part in a national biochar experiment managed by Garden Organic and Coventry University. Biochar is produced by ‘thermal degradation of organic material in the absence of air (pyrolysis)’, but fortunately for the gardeners, the charcoal-like soil additive was delivered in sturdy brown bags! Biochar can remain in the soil for […]