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November 2011 Newsletter
A round up of news and views
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Significant reductions in Solar PV Feed In Tariffs: whilst a reduction in the Solar PV Feed In Tariff was expected as part of the review being undertaken by DECC, both the scale of the reduction, 50%+ and it coming into effect almost immediately was a bit of a shock. Read more here.
Community Energy Company set up: just to remind everyone that Adam Walton from Transition Community Corsham will be giving a talk on setting up a Community Energy Company, at the Wesley Hall, Oxford St., Marlborough at 8pm on Thursday 24th November; it will be interesting to get his views on the impact of the recent Feed In Tariff changes. Read more ...
Renewable Energy profiles: The Energy Group is now starting to publish short profiles of Renewable Energy deployments in the Marlborough area. The aim is not only to communicate these interesting deployments, but to also encourage others to consider doing something themselves. If you know of a deployment that could be profiled please contact us and the current profiles are published here.
UKERC Twitter feed now being streamed to the web site's Energy homepage: the UK Energy Research Centre carries out world-class research into sustainable future energy systems, and is the hub for UK energy research as well as the gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. Their Twitter feed is now being displayed on the TM web site Energy homepage so you can easily keep up with their almost daily updates on interesting energy research and engineering trials. Electricity from urine? Yes it's possible with Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) !
"Better off Green" event at Marlborough Town Hall: housing, homes and care services provider Aster Group is holding a series of ‘green’ roadshows to help Wiltshire residents save money and become more eco-friendly. One of these events will be held at the Town Hall between 2pm and 6.30pm on Monday 28th November. Transition Marlborough are planning to have a display at the event so do come and see us.
Christmas Farmers Market: 10 December 10am–2pm at Marlborough Town Hall. MCP have again organised an expanded, festive version of this much-missed Market. Order your free-range local turkey and shop for artisan breads, Christmas cakes, and Christmas craft presents, as well as organic vegetables and eggs, and award-winning meats. MARK YOUR CALENDAR now.
Survey of land and gardens in Marlborough: Are you interested in tree planting or sharing a garden to grow fruit and veg? Come and meet us at the Farmers Market and help us colour in a large map of Marlborough, to show available space and gardens.
The Transport Group: are teaming up with Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group on Wednesday 23rd November, in order to survey commuters and find out whether they would be prepared to leave their cars at home and instead use a dedicated, zero-carbon minibus to carry them between Marlborough and the station during peak times. We need 1 or 2 more people to help administer the survey during the evening of 23rd - please contact the Transport Group if you can help or click here if you would like to register your interest in using the proposed minibus.
Did you know that Bedwyn station could fall into dis-use once the line is electrified as far as Newbury? Find out more here.
Finally if you have any feedback on the content or style of this Newsletter or have some news or a relevant event we could publicise then do let us know.
The Transition Marlborough team
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