London Road Congestion

New threat to cycling on the London Road: Please sign petition?

Although there have been recent improvements for cyclists on the London Road our current councillors have decided to make the scheme more ‘vehicle friendly’ to the detriment of cyclists. Their proposed ‘improvements’ would: 1) Extend the loading bays and change the loading times. 2) Remove the on-road build-out that protects the mandatory on-road cycle lane Both […]

Ped Bath Community Farm Soil Associaton Award

Bath Community Farm wins Soil Association Award

The Community Farm based in Chew Magna won a prestigious Soil Association BOOM 2016 award for the best Box Scheme in the Fresh Produce Section. Ped Asgarian, the farm’s Managing Director, who is also our Transport Group’s Convenor was at Borough Market in London to receive the award on behalf of The Community Farm (pictured) […]

Example solar farm with wild flowers

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 […]

BWCE Lewis House Solar PV panels

BWCE and Mongoose Energy to become renewable energy supplier

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) and partner Mongoose Energy are going ahead with plans to become a local energy (gas and electricity) supplier later this year. BWCE see this as a way to continue to grow their business, and to use electricity produced by their solar PV installations. BWCE chair explains some of the […]

Bath Uni Pee to Electricity Machine

University of Bath turning pee into electricity!

Researchers at the University of Bath have been turning pee into electricity. Bacterial are used, which when mixed with pee generate electricity. The aim is to produce a device which could be used in the developing world to power smartphones and laptops in places where mains electricity is not available More information on this BBC […]