Reduce energy use, generate your own energy, switch to a renewable energy supplier — just some of the things the Energy group concentrates on to help us move towards carbon neutrality and better lives. You'll probably save quite a bit of money in the process.

Solar roofs! Any south-facing roof could be generating power - and the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels is falling fast. A Trowbridge PV installer is offering a 4kWh system, surveyed and fully installed for £4,750 (inc. VAT).

The Energy Group is also starting to provide resource-efficiency for local businesses, an energy-use survey of the town, and energy-trading local networks.

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email

Energy Group Articles

Energy, Air Quality and the Covid Crisis

‘Covid, Climate and Change’ from Simon Forsyth, Energy Group. What effect will it have on our climate? Read the piece here In Q1 2020, renewables became Britain’s main power source for the first…

Hustings on the Climate

On 28 November a packed St Margarets Hall heard our prospective parliamentary candidates answer questions ranging from bus and car travel to cleaner energy

Energy Advice

Warm and Safe Wiltshire (here) is a service provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on behalf of Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council.

July 2019 update

Bradford-on-Avon Domestic Solar PV Offer
One of the key issues facing CFB’s aim to help Bradford-on-Avon’s carbon neutral commitment is to see a widespread take-up of solar systems

February 2019 update

Energy from Waste – the Westbury Northacre plant
You may well be aware that a planning application for the construction of an advanced Energy from Waste (EfW) plant at Westbury

Lamppost Charging

The air quality in our towns is not great. Zero emission Electric Vehicles (EV) can help but unfortunately many of us have no driveway to charge them. Well, a solution…