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Proving the power of local people in Bath

I was privileged last week to take part in Bath & West Community Energy’s (BWCE) AGM. It was a truly inspiring event and proof positive of the power of community energy. As well as seeing healthy financial returns for investors and the community fund, we heard of exciting plans for the future around new energy […]

14 October 2016

St Saviours celebrates new solar panels

To celebrate its 50th birthday last October, the Green Flag Award winning St Saviour’s school in Bath launched a project to put 40 solar panels on its roof, joining dozens of solar schools across the country on the National Solar Schools Scheme. The 10kW array will provide 25% of the school’s electricity needs, saving 4.9 […]

29 September 2016

Speak up for community energy: Join the week of action

Join the Climate Coalition from 8th-16th October in a Week of Action to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change – and make sure MPs feel that love. We’ll be seeing nature walks, tea parties, community energy visits and all sorts of other events to start those key conversations […]

26 September 2016

Hyperloop, Explore Transit Bus and THOR: the transportation of the future has arrived

Do you feel disappointed because the advanced transportation machines shown in futuristic films have not materialized yet? Flying cars and teleportation still remain  a utopian dream, however some transport of the future is already here (or coming very soon). Today we discuss 3 projects that are the crème de la crème when it comes to […]

26 September 2016

Success shines on Bristol Energy Cooperative

As Community Energy fortnight draws to a close, we’re delighted to share yet another local success story! This summer Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) smashed a £2m solar bond crowdfunding target to finance its 4.6 MWp solar farm near Puriton, Somerset. Around 350 people invested in BEC’s bonds, showing the level of enthusiasm in Bristol for […]

19 September 2016

Bright New Energy Efficient Lighting System Transforms Atmosphere at Carers’ Centre

During Community Energy Fortnight, we thought you might be interested in what happens to the grants awarded by Community Funds, in this case from Bath & West Community Energy. The Carers’ Centre, first established in 1996, supports individuals and families who look after their loved ones. The centre helps over 4000 people every year caring […]

08 September 2016