Energy saving raffle – Winners

Raffle winnersWe would like to congratulate the winners of our Energy saving raffle which was drawn at our last Energy Group Meeting.

Well done to: Laura Corfield, Sue, Juliet Brocline, June Friswell, Liz Barling and John Paget

A huge thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who donated prizes to the raffle we raised just over £26 which will help fund TK projects over the year.

Energy group visit to Tellisford Mill

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The energy group are planning a visit to Tellisford Mill on 18th May.

The visit to the mill will include, a tour of the site, a talk and a film. Anyone is welcome to join them and costs £10 per head. If you would like to be part of a car share, they will be arranging them from Keynsham leaving about 1.30pm

If you would like to book a place, or find out more information please email: keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg – Climate Change Skeptic

 This report that has been put together by Timsbury Environment Group after meeting with our MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to discuss Carbon Emissions and Climate Change.

Mr Rees-Mogg’s comments during their meeting are gravely concerning which coincide with opinions we consider alarming that Mr Rees-Mogg has expressed during his meetings with Transition Keynsham. We are therefore in support of publicising this report far and wide to raise awareness of the position our political representative is championing.

>>>Carbon emissions and Climate Change: Report of a meeting with the Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg,<<<

Please forward to anyone who would find it of relevance.

Energy Group visit to Iford Manor

This Sunday – 26th August – Transition Keynsham’s Energy group are visiting the hydropower scheme at Iford Manor, nr Bradford-on-Avon.

The scheme was installed a year or so ago and may be able to give an idea of what the possibilities for hydro-power in Keynsham might be.

The plan is to get there for 2pm, have a look at the scheme and then have afternoon tea in their tea room. The gardens will also be open for people to look around too.

The hydropower scheme is free but remember to bring £ to pay for tea and there is a £5 charge to look around the gardens.

Click Link for First turn of the Hydropower Scheme at Iford Manor

http://www.ifordmanor.co.uk/

Energy Extraction in the South West – Community Info and Action Night

Energy Extraction in the South West

Community Info and Action Night

Tuesday 14th February, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

The Key Centre, Methodist Church, 1 Charlton Rd, Keynsham

There has been a lot in the news lately about the dangers of FRACKING and it is disturbing to hear it might happen in the Mendips and Keynsham. This evening is an opportunity to learn more about extreme energy extraction. We hope it will empower us as a community to use o…ur voice to challenge any action or business we feel is harmful to our communities.

The evening will start with a 20 minute film about shale gas extraction in US followed by a short presentation from the ‘Frack Off’ Network. Covering the unconventional gas extraction situation in UK (including; UK – Shale gas, Coal-bed Methane and Underground Coal Gasification).
Afterwards we will have a community led discussion about our response to extreme energy extraction.

www.frack-off.org.uk
www.keynshamt.wordpress.com

Also FREE tea/coffee and CAKE! mmmm…..

Green Doors 2012?

 Sat 17 & Sun 18th March   

We are proud to say Transition Keynsham’s Energy Group will be participating in….

Bristol Green Doors! 

26 Lockingwell Road, Keynsham, BS31 2HG

Will be open, by appointment only, for viewing both days – 17th & 18th March. 

Some unusual features in this house are:

  • Air to Air source heat pump
  • Mechanical ventilation and Heat Recovery  Unit.
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Under Tile Heating

as well as the now quite common:

  • Thermal Solar
  • P. V. Solar panels

We will have our information stall there, together with refreshments.   

call 0117 986 2257  or email mandd@gentlyblown.co.uk

Our next Energy group meeting is:

Monday 27th Feb, @ 7.30 pm

Ship Inn, Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1ER

You are welcome to join us 🙂

                    

TK Energy Group – What next?

The Keynsham Community Energy Day was a great success!

A huge thank you goes to everyone who helped; from the people who posted out leaflets, to our sponsors, Your Power, Thru The Blu Design Solutions and Converging World.  As well as enjoying the talks, information stands and free tea & cake, many people gave us feedback on aspects of energy saving and renewable energy production. 

Energy Saving and Monitoring 

One thing people were keen to know more about was not only saving energy but monitoring their usage.  Electricity monitors are available to borrow from the library free of charge.  However, some people are concerned they will have difficulty fitting and using these monitors.  If you would like help with either fitting or using an energy monitor, please get in touch with us, (contact at the bottom of this article) and we will do our best to help. 

Domestic Renewable Technology 

Another item high on the feedback sheets was solar electricity PV (photovoltaic).  Many people wanted to know more about fitting PV panels to their homes, not only singly, but the possibility of a bulk buying project to bring down the price of the panels.  We hope to look into this further, if you would be interested in such a scheme, please get in touch. 

Community Renewable Technology 

Interest on the feedback sheets was highest for a hydro scheme.  The Keynsham Sustainable Energy Plan identified two possible sites for hydro generation in the Keynsham area.  This would be a long term project and we hope Bath Community Energy would, help us to look into it more thoroughly. 

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the Energy Day and would still like to comment, we have set up a Survey Monkey to gather more feedback, and for residents to register their interest in potential projects.

Join Transition Keynsham Energy Group 

Next meeting, not until September, so you can enjoy these lovely summer evenings in the garden… 

Wednesday 14th September @ 7 pm 

contact us for the venue 

Telephone 0117 986 2257 

Email keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk  

Start of Energy Group for TK?

A small group of Transition Keynsham are attending a workshop (on Thursday 27th January) run by the Converging World using their process to write a Sustainable Energy Plan for Keynsham.

A Sustainable Energy Plan shows how much energy from different sources is currently used by the community, how much could be saved by implementing energy saving campaigns, what the potential for renewable energy in the local area is, and a plan including financing for how this could be implemented. 

Kathy Tate has already been using Keynsham as the area to base a plan on, and hopefully this is something that Transition Keynsham can be evolved with in the future, maybe even form a working Energy Group.

Contact Mary on mand@gentlyblown.co.uk for more info. Or if you would like to see an example energy plan please email keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk