Community Fund profile – Energy Sparks

BWCE Community Fund support helped Energy Sparks to test its website and energy education programme in local schools. The project has now gone nationwide. 


Can we create an EV charging network?

BWCE has secured funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to test the viability of a community owned electric vehicle charging network running on…


Sophie answers questions on the Community Fund

Our Community Fund is open until 2nd November. Chair of Fund trustees Sophie Hooper Lea tells us why she got involved and shares her thoughts on the fund.


Community Fund profile – Greenlinks

Bath Mind's Greenlinks project received a BWCE Community Fund grant in January 2020. Amanda Bolton, Greenlinks Manager, tells us about the great work they are…


BWCE AGM 12th September 2020

Our 2020 AGM will be held online from 2.30 to 4.30pm on Saturday 12th September. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the launch of BWCE. As we enter our…


Community Fund guidelines updated

The BWCE Community Fund is due to launch on 14th September, subject to confirmation from members at the AGM. As a response to the Covid-19 crisis, fund…


Smart Household Energy

During our recent events on managing energy demand BWCE board member Sonya Bedford talked about the benefits she had received from having a smart meter and a…


Taking the Heat out of Climate Conversations

On 31st January 2019, despite the arrival of snow, 30 people attended our ‘Taking the Heat out of Climate Conversations’ workshop at the Museum of Bath at…


Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps Webinar

Are you interested in installing a heat pump? Like to find out more about them? Or interested in the renewable heat challenge? Join us for the latest in Bath…


Living with Renewables – How do we manage energy demand?

On 12th March 2020 the BWCE Supporters Network ran an event at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution to explore the challenge of balancing energy…


Supporting Community Energy

On 24th October 2019 the BWCE Supporters Network ran this event at Manvers Street Baptist Church in Bath to share BWCE plans for the next year and explore how…


Support for Environmental Projects in B&NES

On 18th September 2019 BWCE collaborated with 3SG, the B&NES 3rd Sector Network, and B&NES Council to run an event at Bath City Football Club to share…


The Past, Present & Future of Community Energy

On Saturday 15th June 2019 BWCE and Comtek organised an event on the Past, Present & Future of Community Energy to raise awareness of the history of…


Managing Energy Demand

Following our June 2020 Living with Renewables webinar on Managing Energy Demand we have produced information on the ‘greenest’ time to use energy, time of use…


BWCE Annual General Meeting, Sat 12th September

This year is our 10th anniversary! We had been hoping to celebrate with our members and supporters in person but we have been unable to do this. Our 2020 AGM…


We’ve raised half a million!

Our latest share offer has passed the half a million mark. Thanks to all our new members and the existing members who have invested more in community owned…


Your chance to support renewable friendly planning policies

80% of the population support onshore wind so why are there so few wind turbines in Bath & North East Somerset?


Are you planning to install a heat pump or an EV charging point?

Our Next Generation funded Flex Community project aims to combine home energy assets with smart technology designed by Stemy Energy to better balance demand…


Community Solar 2020 aims for a big power surge!

Thanks to our Solar Roof Spotters we have had over 100 enquiries to Community Solar 2020 and we are currently discussing a number of viable projects with local…


Your chance to support renewable friendly planning policies

80% of the population support onshore wind so why are there so few wind turbines in Bath & North East Somerset? Why don’t more houses have solar panels? How…


Covid 19 – Our response

Due to the current COVID-19 health emergency BWCE, in common with most organisations, is changing the way it operates.


BWCE Community Fund awards £28,000 to boost local community projects

An eco-therapy allotment, an edible food forest, a nappy library, energy ambassadors in schools, energy advice events, thermal home surveys, a solar powered…


Flex Community update

Applications have closed for our Flex Community pilot project on hot water heating and we are currently installing the Stemy Energy controller and app in a…


Solar Roof Spotters Guide available to download

Our Roof Spotters Guide with all the information to enable you to spot a viable roof for our Community Solar 2020 project is now available to download as a PDF…


How can you support BWCE in 2020?

We have had a good response to our Supporters Survey but we need more to build up a better picture of the geographical coverage of our supporter base, the…


3rd Flex Community public meeting, 9th January

Our Flex Community project is well underway with half of our target of 30 volunteers recruited to the pilot group and the first four Stemy Energy hot water…


BWCE launches Community Solar 2020

BWCE are pleased to announce the launch of Community Solar 2020, a new programme to install community owned solar pv in the Bath & West area. Community Solar…


Flex Community – an innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions

BWCE are excited to be embarking on a partnership with Stemy Energy, a company set up, as a spin off from Comillas University in Madrid and MIT, to promote a…


BWCE is the UK’s 2nd largest Energy & Environment Co-op

According to the Co-op Economy 2019 report from Co-operatives UK we are the 2nd largest Energy & Environment Co-op in the country! The Co-op Economy is the…


Riverside noticeboard for the Old Mill hydro project

BWCE have collaborated with another local environmental group to install an information board on the South side of the River Avon at Bathampton enabling…


The Past, Present & Future of Community Energy

On Saturday 15th June 2019 BWCE and Comtek organised an event on the Past, Present & Future of Community Energy to raise awareness of the history of…


Responses from B&NES Council election candidates to BWCE questions

In the run up to the Bath & North East Somerset Council elections on 2nd May 2019 we sent a series of questions to all political parties standing candidates in…