Bath Abbey

An update on Bath Abbey’s eco-friendly project to heat the Abbey from the thermal springs

As previously reported by Transition Bath under Bath Abbey’s £19million Footprint project the Abbey will become more sustainable by using hot water from the Roman Springs to heat the Abbey. On Monday 21st November Charles Curnock presented an update on the project. The mains points of interest from a sustainability perspective from his presentation were: […]


Keynsham Food-Waste to Biogas CHP plant going live in March will provide electricity for 80% of Keynsham’s homes

The brand-new plant in Keynsham owned by Resourceful Earth Ltd will be going live in the Spring. It will use food and feedstock waste collected from households and businesses in Keynsham and anaerobic digestion to produce methane biogas which will then be used to produce electricity. The remaining solids will then be pasteurised and used […]


Bristol and Bath lose out in bid for low emission poo buses

First Bus and Wessex in combination with local biogas bus pioneer Geneco have lost out in a bid to get government funding for 130 biogas buses powered by human waste from Wessex Water’s Avonmouth sewage treatment plant. They were unsuccessful in their bid for funding to the government’s £30million low emission bus scheme for 2016 […]


What are other community energy groups around Bath up to?

At the Bath Community Energy Forum event on September 8th 2016, local community energy groups gave short talks on what they were currently working on. We thought it would be helpful to provide a list, if you find any of these items interesting we are sure the individual groups would be very happy to discuss […]

Schools Energy Best Competition Newbridge School Switchoff Campaign

Transition Bath wins £7,000 grant from the Open Data Institute to develop a Schools’ Energy Competition Website

Transition Bath in combination with Bath: Hacked, Resource Futures and B&NES Council have been awarded a grant by the ODI to develop a website which aims to teach primary school children about energy. The website will provide graphs of schools’ smart meter data, and allow schools through gamification to compete to save energy. The aim […]

Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools Renewable Heating Design

As part of the renovation of Bath’s Georgian Cleveland Pools the trust which owns the site which has attracted a £3.7million heritage lottery grant, is looking to heat the pool with renewable sources of energy. They are looking a 3 options: Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) providing heating and hot water to pool areas and […]

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BWCE is fundraising for a 5MW solar PV array in Crewkerne

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) are raising money to purchase a solar PV farm near Crewkerne, Its offering both bonds (5%/5.5%) and shares (7%) to raise the £2.63million to help purchase the farm. The remaining balance of £3.33million will be raised through a commercial loan. BWCE will be purchasing half of the 10.8 MW […]