Urlas townhouse project

Government proposal could reduce insulation in new homes by 50% – please respond to the consultation – deadline 7 February?

A government consultation on Future Homes Standards has the potential to reduce insulation on new homes by 50 %. It also proposes stopping local authorities like B&NES Council from imposing higher standards. B&NES currently requires new homes to be built with 19% lower CO2 emissions than national minimum standards. Please help us and the planet […]

BWCE Lewis House Solar PV panels

BWCE Launches Community Solar 2020

BWCE has launched its Community Solar 2020 programme to install community owned solar pv in the Bath & West area. The programme will  offer free solar panel installations for businesses, schools and community buildings. It is looking for help from the community to identify suitable roofs. Further information is available here: https://www.bwce.coop/bwce-launches-community-solar-2020/

Trinity First School prize winners

Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks schools’ energy education and efficiency programme reaches the Far North of Scotland

Over the last 6 months Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks schools’ energy education and efficiency programme has been rolling out to other areas of the country, including Somerset, Oxfordshire, Sheffield and now the Highlands of Scotland. Energy Spark’s latest recruit is Pennyland Primary School , which is on the far north coast of Scotland, overlooking the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Takeaways from government paper: The Clean Growth Strategy Leading the way to a low carbon future

Domestic buildings energy strategy The government announced its future clean energy strategy today. It is of interest to Transition Bath as we have long campaigned to make our homes more efficient and to reduce their carbon emissions. Takeaways from the 165 document include: “Support around £3.6 billion of investment to upgrade around a million homes […]