Pensford School Energy Sparks Posters Nov 2017

An update on Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks Schools Education Programme

In March our Energy Sparks programme received a £58K grant under the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Non-domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition. We have used this funding to further develop our website and infrastructure to help schools save energy. The funding has allowed us to: Enhance our education programme for KS3 pupils  (originally […]

Adam Reynolds Electric Bike

Transition Bath Electric Bike Project Update

As you may recollect Transition Bath received a grant from BWCE at the start of the year to run a feasibility study for an electric bike commute to work project. The new project aims to encourage commuters in Bath to switch to cycling to work in preference to commuting short distances by car. The focus of […]

Anti Idling news article March 2018

Bath Clean Air Champions

A new Bath group ‘Bath Clean Air Champions’ has been formed to help reduce air pollution in Bath by persuading drivers to turn their engines off when they are parked. They are looking for volunteers to help educate both motorists and pedestrians about engine idling and the health impacts of air pollution. If you are […]

Hewitt Studios Electric Car Charging Port

Hewitt Studios developing sustainable EV charging hub with integrated cafe/education space

Local architects Hewitt Studios are developing a sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe/education space called ‘K:Port’, which is designed to provide offer EV charging under an aesthetically pleasing canopy which incorporates solar PV and rain water harvesting. It is the first project for Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub run by Bath University. A video, explains the concept: […]

ECO Home Energy Efficiency Scheme - change in insulations measures 2013 to 2017

Household Energy Efficiency Installations down by 90% since 2014

The release of the Government’s “Household Energy Efficiency Statistics” today highlights a problem with the current programme of installing energy efficiency measures in homes. Cavity wall and loft insulation funded by energy companies under the ECO scheme are down 85% since their peak in 2014. The problem was largely caused by the failure of the […]

Bath City Wide Parking Zone Soft RPZ CycleBath Poster

B&NES to consider CycleBath’s proposal of city wide parking permits to reduce congestion and provide revenue for active modes of transport

BaNES Communities, Transport, and Environment Scrutiny panel have set up a Task and Finish group to investigate Adam Reynolds’ Day Parking Zone proposal. This proposes setting up Resident Friendly Day Parking Zones across the WHOLE of the city to tackle air pollution and congestion, generating much needed revenue for the council, enabling investment in public […]

Electiric Tricycle Last Mile Delivery

Could a bicycle based final mile delivery system reduce Bath’s pollution and congestion problems?

Could Bath and North East Somerset replicate Waltham Forest‘s electric tricycle service and reduce the pollution from local deliveries both to businesses in the city centre and to local residents? Similar services already run in Cambridge, Glasgow and Norwich by a company called Outspoken, and could be replicated in Bath. Deliveroo has already extremely successfully […]

BNES Placemaking Policy SCR1 10pct

Impact of B&NES Placemaking Plan SCR1 Renewable Energy Policy

Since B&NES Placemaking Plan was adopted in July policy SCR1  which requires large developments (10 or more homes) to deliver properties which out-perform minimum Building Regulation carbon emissions by 10% delivered by renewable technologies, we have been objecting to planning applications which don’t meet this policy. Almost all of the planning applications made by developers […]