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B&NES Council dismisses Call In on BWCE £500K loan

This morning (29/9/2014) the council’s Scrutiny Panel looked at a motion to delay or withdraw B&NES’s offer of a £500K loan for its 2.34MW Wilmington Solar Farm near Markbury. The £500K loan had been agreed by council cabinet members Paul Crossley and David Bellotti from its £1M Green Investment Fund. A large number of written […]

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Bath Western Riverside Energy Centre and District Heating System

Bath Western Riverside Energy Centre provides the heating and hot water via a district heating system to approximately 800 homes on the newly built Crest Nicolson development at Bath Western Riverside. For those of you who didn’t get the opportunity of visiting the centre during Bath Green Homes we felt it would be useful for […]

September Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s Transition happenings in Bath… View this email in your browser September Newsletter This is probably Transition Bath’s busiest month of the year with the launch of Bath Green Homes. We have 16 homes open during the open homes weekend of 27th/28th September and 20 events running throughout the autumn. This month’s […]

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Is your tradesperson suitably qualified?

Transition Bath has a long held ambition that tradespersons in Bath hold additional accreditations in how energy efficiency measures can be applied to our historic buildings. So for example a tradesperson installing internal wall insulation is able to provide good advice on whether to use a natural vapour permeable solution or a modern solution with […]

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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 […]

Local Food Strategy out for consultation

Sophie Kirk from B&NES Sustainability Team has been developing a Local Food Strategy to address food sustainability, rural economy, health and nutrition and related issues. Virginia Williamson, convenor of TB’s food group, has been a member of the Steering Committee. The Local Food Strategy is now out for public consultation. Please look through it and […]

Foraging walks – on demand!

The foraging walks, which have taken place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays for the past few months, are now changing to ‘foraging on demand’.  If you’d like to go foraging with Nat, please contact him on 07749984408 to arrange it – they’re free of charge! You can also follow Foraging Bath on Facebook.

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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 […]

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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 […]