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Councillor's Renewable Energy Briefing 22.10.14

Please find below the slides from the Councillor's Renewable Energy Briefing, held on the 22nd of October 2014 in the Guildhall: BNES Approach to Renewable Energy…See More
21 hours ago
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Green Jobs & Volunteering Opportunities
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Corporate Sustainability Officer: Maternity Cover: Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tackling climate change is a key priority for Bath & North East Somerset Council. We recognise that we have a unique role to play, working with our partners, to lead the district to a sustainable, low carbon future. We have ambitious plans to find the local, sustainable solutions that will make low carbon living a reality for all.  We have a vacancy for maternity cover for a Corporate Sustainability Officer, whose primary role is to develop planning policy, facilitate sustainable retrofit…See More
Oct 16
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Clean Energy
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Scottish Gov sets up a £20 million local energy challenge fund

Not a local story but relevant to our approach to supporting renewable energy through community delivery models... The Scottish Government’s target is to see 500 MW of renewables in the community and locally-owned sector by 2020, they already have 285 MW. They have set up this fund to facilitate that:http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/DNWA-9N4KKM See More
Aug 27
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Sustainable Travel
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Electric vehicle home-charging point grants - to start Sept 2014

 Information on the grant scheme for electric vehicle home chargepoints, available from 1 September 2014. This information is targeted at installers but may be of interest to those with or considering buying electric cars:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme-guidelines-for-installers The grant will remain as a 75% contribution to the cost…See More
Aug 18
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Clean Energy
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Water Source Heat Pump map of UK

DECC has now released a map of water sourced heat pump potential. B&NES isn't a "hotspot" but it is interesting nonetheless: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-source-heat-map Here's the press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regions-given-helping-hand-to-develop-locally-sourced-heatSee More
Aug 18
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Environmental Sustainability Partnership Board
Aug 1
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Environmental Sustainability Partnership Board
Jul 3
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Local Food
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New On-Farm AD Fund – WRAP

 On-Farm AD Fund – WRAPFarmers in England can apply for the On Farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Loan Fund of up to £400,000 per farm, as part of a £3m initiative to help farmers in England build small scale AD plants on their farms. On-farm AD Fund Webpage ///…See More
May 9
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Regen SW: Renewable Energy Marketplace at Westpoint Arena

April 8, 2014 all day
Renewable Energy Marketplace is the south west's biggest energy event covering renewables, efficiency measures and generation. It brings together people with a variety of energy solutions and products at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter.Download the flyer here Highlights:Meet over 100 installers and suppliers showcasing the latest products and servicesHear from industry experts on important energy…See More
Mar 7
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Green Jobs & Volunteering Opportunities
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Job opportunity for p/t Grower at BoACA

Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture (BoACA) is looking for a temporary p/t grower (2 – 3 days pw) to start immediately (or asap). The temp grower will work alongside the existing p/t grower to action the growing plan for a vegetable box scheme. Payment is £10 per hour on a self employed basis. This could also lead to a longer term p/t self-employed position, for which we also welcome applications (email for details). BoACA is a community growing project on the outskirts of Bradford, which…See More
Mar 7
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Clean Energy
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New Council Webpage on Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)

Bath & North East Somerset Council now has an informational webpage on fracking: www.bathnes.gov.uk/fracking The Council's current position on unconventional gas extraction in the region is best summed up by the resolution the full Council passed on the 11th July 2013. The Council is concerned that hydraulic…See More
Mar 7
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Environmental Sustainability Partnership Board
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ESP Board Meeting Minutes, Presentations & Materials, 21.1.14

Please find below the materials and minutes from the ESP meeting on the 21st of January: ESP Minutes 21.1.14 ESP Agenda and Papers…See More
Feb 6
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Clean Energy
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Government's Community Energy Strategy out now

The executive summary states:This is the UK government’s first ever Community Energy Strategy. It marks an important step in meeting our commitment to encourage community-owned renewable energy schemes, set out in the Coalition Agreement.Our ambition is that every community that wants to form an energy group or take forward an energy project should be able to do so, regardless of background or location. We will back those who choose to pursue community energy, working to dismantle barriers and…See More
Jan 29
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Clean Energy
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Great British Wind Meal: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, farmers and reframing the debate

The Great British Wind Meal is an initiative between RenewableUK, energyshare and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hosted at Cornwall Council's Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park and the River Cottage Plymouth Canteen and Deli. Video and writeup at the link below- interesting stuff:http://www.energyshare.com/editorial/the-great-british-wind-meal/ See More
Jan 3
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Environmental Sustainability Partnership Board
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ESP Avonmouth Low Carbon Technology Field Trip 6.11.13

At the request of the ESP Board, a trip to Avonmouth was organised for a delegation of ESP Board members, Councillors, partner organisations and Council officers from relevant services. The delegation visited the New Earth Solutions Advanced Thermal Treatment plant, the Bristol Port Company Wind Turbines, and the Bath Urban Freight Consolidation Centre.Please find below further information about the trip:…See More
Nov 20, 2013
Sara Grimes added a discussion to the group Environmental Sustainability Partnership Board
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ESP Board Meeting Minutes, Presentations & Materials, 24.10.13

Please find the materials for the ESP Board meeting on the 24th of October at the links below: ESP Board 24.10.13: Agenda & Papers  …See More
Nov 19, 2013

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Jobs and Paid internships at CSE

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 19:26 0 Comments

There are now several job vacancies and paid internships at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol:

 

http://www.cse.org.uk/pages/about-us/jobs-at-cse

Comment on the FIT cut

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 16:21 0 Comments

Dear all,

 

Please take a moment to submit a formal comment to the consultation on the proposed cut in the Feed In Tariff at the link below:

 

DECC Consultation on FIT cut

 

Best wishes


Sara

Green Deal documents

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 13:01 0 Comments

New documents have been released on the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation:

 

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/legislation/energy_bill/energy_bill.aspx 

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At 13:28 on June 1, 2011, Richard Look said…
I have spoken to Jeff and i will make the changes we discussed later this afternoon.  I will forward a copy once complete.  Enjoy.
At 13:18 on June 1, 2011, Richard Look said…
Does this now mean I have friends?
At 15:27 on April 13, 2011, Micaela Basford said…

Hi Sara, I am not sure where this messge will appear but I am replying to your hello that I found on my wall!

 

 
 
 

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