Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas bonus for energy saving pensioners

A couple from Halsetown, near St Ives, received an unexpected present a few days before Christmas after winning Community Energy Plus’s £250 prize draw. Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s award winning charity that delivers local solutions to fuel poverty and energy efficiency, arranged for free loft insulation to be fitted to Guy and Erica Sutcliffe’s home in October.  The couple were automatically entered into a prize draw with householders in Cornwall over the age of 70 or in receipt of certain …

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Newquay Zoo harvests energy from the sun

Newquay Zoo can look forward to a greener and more sustainable New Year following the installation of 53 solar panels to generate its own electricity and heat water for the Café Lemur restaurant. Working with Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s award winning charity which delivers local solutions to fuel poverty and energy efficiency, the zoo received advice and support to select appropriate renewable technology, promote the scheme to zoo visitors and secure funding to make the make the solar panel project …

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Free seminar for businesses to understand risk from oil and energy prices

Businesses in Cornwall are being encouraged to learn how to recognise the threats to their operations by energy price shocks and disruption at a free seminar on Wednesday 10 February 2010. The half-day session is being organised by CoaST (Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project) and Business Link in conjunction with Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s award winning charity that delivers local solutions to fuel poverty and energy efficiency. In the next five years soaring energy prices, and in the worst case scenario …

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ANTs invade Children’s Centres in West Cornwall

Children’s centres across West Cornwall have joined a campaign to address fuel poverty in Cornwall. On Friday (18th December) local MP Andrew George joined staff from Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s award winning charity that delivers local solutions to fuel poverty and energy efficiency, at a fun information session for parents and children at St Just & Pendeen Children’s Centre. Community Energy Plus’s Warm Me Up! campaign is working with key partner organisations, including the Primary Care Trust, to deliver fuel …

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