BWCE Lewis House Solar PV panels

BWCE Launches Community Solar 2020

BWCE has launched its Community Solar 2020 programme to install community owned solar pv in the Bath & West area. The programme will  offer free solar panel installations for businesses, schools and community buildings. It is looking for help from the community to identify suitable roofs. Further information is available here: https://www.bwce.coop/bwce-launches-community-solar-2020/

Trinity First School prize winners

Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks schools’ energy education and efficiency programme reaches the Far North of Scotland

Over the last 6 months Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks schools’ energy education and efficiency programme has been rolling out to other areas of the country, including Somerset, Oxfordshire, Sheffield and now the Highlands of Scotland. Energy Spark’s latest recruit is Pennyland Primary School , which is on the far north coast of Scotland, overlooking the […]

Climate emergyency

Bath and North East Somerset Council declare a Climate Emergency

B&NES Council has declared a ‘Climate Emergency’. The council have acknowledged that climate change is a big challenge and that the council need to provide leadership in addressing the issue. The council will “sign up to the UK100 Pledge to provide the strategic community leadership needed to enable our communities to achieve 100% clean energy […]

Pensford School Energy Sparks Posters Nov 2017

An update on Transition Bath’s Energy Sparks Schools Education Programme

In March our Energy Sparks programme received a £58K grant under the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Non-domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition. We have used this funding to further develop our website and infrastructure to help schools save energy. The funding has allowed us to: Enhance our education programme for KS3 pupils  (originally […]

Adam Reynolds Electric Bike

Transition Bath Electric Bike Project Update

As you may recollect Transition Bath received a grant from BWCE at the start of the year to run a feasibility study for an electric bike commute to work project. The new project aims to encourage commuters in Bath to switch to cycling to work in preference to commuting short distances by car. The focus of […]

Anti Idling news article March 2018

Bath Clean Air Champions

A new Bath group ‘Bath Clean Air Champions’ has been formed to help reduce air pollution in Bath by persuading drivers to turn their engines off when they are parked. They are looking for volunteers to help educate both motorists and pedestrians about engine idling and the health impacts of air pollution. If you are […]

Hewitt Studios Electric Car Charging Port

Hewitt Studios developing sustainable EV charging hub with integrated cafe/education space

Local architects Hewitt Studios are developing a sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe/education space called ‘K:Port’, which is designed to provide offer EV charging under an aesthetically pleasing canopy which incorporates solar PV and rain water harvesting. It is the first project for Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub run by Bath University. A video, explains the concept: […]

ECO Home Energy Efficiency Scheme - change in insulations measures 2013 to 2017

Household Energy Efficiency Installations down by 90% since 2014

The release of the Government’s “Household Energy Efficiency Statistics” today highlights a problem with the current programme of installing energy efficiency measures in homes. Cavity wall and loft insulation funded by energy companies under the ECO scheme are down 85% since their peak in 2014. The problem was largely caused by the failure of the […]