Community Energy Fortnight 2024

People across the country are coming together in a two week-long celebration of community energy in a campaign run by Community Energy England. This year, the campaign is all about empowerment: #EmpowerCommunityEnergy

Here you’ll find some BWCE content we have prepared to share during Community Energy Fortnight to celebrate the exciting initiatives we are involved in within our community to increase renewable electricity generation, reduce carbon emissions and support community groups in their work to reduce carbon and waste and support people in fuel poverty.

What community energy means to us

At BWCE, community energy is about working together to create sustainable and resilient change within our local community and for the planet. We want to inspire more people to get involved, during Community Energy Fortnight and beyond.  We know that together we can empower local initiatives, reduce our environmental impact, and build a brighter, more equal future for all.

We’ve created a special Community Energy Fortnight edition of the BWCE Newsletter to read and share with family, friends and within your community networks.  You can download the newsletter below, and if you are not already on our mailing list then feel free to sign up.

This video features adventurer, documentary film maker and climate activist, James Levelle as he visits Sir Bernard Lovell School, the site of our biggest school rooftop installation to date.

Projects like this are all made possible by the investment of our members. To understand more about how to invest and become a member join us for a FREE webinar on 11 July 1-2pm ‘ Buying Shares in Bath & West Community Energy – an ethical investment for you, your community and the planet’., follow the link below to find out more and to book your place.

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Community Energy Fortnight blog posts

Read our latest news, information and thought pieces this Community Energy Fortnight.

Why invest in BWCE’s Share Offer

Investing in community energy does more than just support renewable energy generation - our innovative business model also brings community…

What is Community Energy?

Community energy projects offer local control, accountability and benefit.

My career developing renewable energy projects

Eve has worked within our asset development team for the past year and a half, helping to grow our renewable energy generation portfolio of…

Introducing BWCE Home Energy

We’re excited to be launching BWCE Home Energy this Autumn. The service will support local people at each stage of their journey to…

Inspiring change through Green Open Homes

Green Open Homes B&NES is a partnership initiative inspiring and educating people about energy efficiency and sustainable living in Bath &…

Why the community energy movement needs support from local politicians and national government

What policy changes are required to help community energy organisations make a bigger impact?