Working together for a low carbon Portishead
Transition Portishead aims to help the people of Portishead work together as a community to adapt to a changing and uncertain future.
The twin problems of Climate Change and Peak Oil present massive challenges to societies across the world.
Effective responses need to be made at global and national levels. However this will not be enough if we, individually, do not respond with equal urgency and commitment.
Transition Portishead is raising awareness about these issues, organising projects around the themes of food, energy, and recycling, and running a programme of workshops with local schools.
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Updated: 4 October, 2012
Thursday 17 January 2013
Weston Moor Orchard, Weston-in-Gordano, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for a merry wassail on old twelfth night at the community apple harvest orchard at Weston Moor Nature Reserve. Meet at the White Hart in Weston-in-Gordano at 6:30pm and process to the orchard with lanterns and torches. When we get there one of the trees will be blessed, we will make a noise to wake the trees and get them started on a bumper harvest for 2013. The we will sing some wassail songs with the Portishead Community Choir before processing back to the pub where mulled cider and hot soup will be available.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Frozen Planet - On Thin Ice.
A discussion evening with Professor Jonathan Bamber head of the Bristol Glaciology Centre.
7:30 - 9:30pm, St Peters Church, Portishead.
We will be showing "On Thin Ice" the final episode of the BBC's Frozen Planet series which highlights the accelerating loss of ice in the Arctic and trying to understand why it is happening and what it means not just for the Arctic and the animals and people who live there but for us and the rest of the world.
Perhaps you think it is a good thing opening up exploration for much needed fuels and minerals and allowing easier shipping of goods. Or maybe you are concerned about the effects of climate change and the wider implications for the world we live in. Come along and join the discussion.
New feed-in-tariff rates for solar pv to stay fixed until 1st August. Solar pv still a good buy.
New feed-in-tariffs for solar pv started on 3 March. Click here or details of new rates.
30 November 2011
Renewable Heat Incentive for non-domestic buildings starts on 1 December. More
23 November 2011
Green Deal consultation launched.
30 October 2011
FITs for solar pv to be cut by over 50% from 12 December. More
19 October 2011
After a hurried consultation new regulations regarding FIT payments for extensions to renewables installations came into force yesterday. More
1 September 2011
Ofgem quarterly report shows South West with highest renewables generation in UK outside Scotland. More
1 June 2011
Ofgem announce over 30,000 installations during first year of the feed-in-tariff. More
22 March 2011
FIT payments uprated for inflation. More
20 March 2011
Renewable Heat Incentive anounced. More
7 February 2011
Govt announce review of FITs. More
Concern over "Solar farms". More
20 Feb 2010
Earn an income from your solar panels and wind turbines from the Feed in Tariff (FIT). More