Monthly Archives: February 2010

Invitation to plant trees and help cut carbon

Residents of Ladock and Grampound Road are being invited to plant trees as the first stage of the parish’s transition to a low carbon community Between 10 am and 1pm on Thursday 25th February a 2.5 hectare (6.2 acre) area of land at Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock, will be transformed into a community nut grove.  510 fruit and nut trees will be planted to naturally absorb and hold carbon while creating an edible woodland. Tree planting volunteers should bring wellies, …

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

On National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (Friday 12th February) Community Energy Plus – Cornwall’s leading charity delivering local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy – highlighted the importance of home insulation as an effective way that householders in Cornwall can cut their heating bills,  become more energy efficient and help fight fuel poverty. Cornwall has the highest rate of fuel poverty in the South West, with almost one in five households spending more than 10 per cent …

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Cornish project steps up to Government’s Low Carbon Community Challenge

The Cornish villages of Ladock and Grampound Road are celebrating the news that they will become a test bed for achieving sustainable living on a community-wide scale after securing £500,000 of government funding through the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Low Carbon Communities Challenge. Over the coming eight weeks, two schools, two community halls, five businesses and 16 households in the parish will be united in their transition to a low carbon lifestyle.  A combination of energy efficiency …

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Wind turbine celebrations at Chyan Community Field

Over a hundred people enjoyed a chilly afternoon of wind powered family fun on Saturday (30th January) as Chyan Community Field at Halvasso celebrated the installation of their two 6kW wind turbines as part of their festivities for Imbolc – the ancient Celtic tradition for the start of Spring. Blue skies and light breezes provided the perfect conditions for visitors with an interest in sustainable living to visit their two acre site and see a community based renewable energy project …

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Cash rewards for renewable energy generation welcomed

Confirmation from the Government that households and community-scale renewable energy projects will receive cash rewards for generating electricity have been welcomed by Community Energy Plus – Cornwall’s leading charity delivering local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Following a consultation last summer, the government has today (1 February) published the feed-in-tariff (FITs) levels, which have been set higher than the levels proposed in the consultation document.  From 1st April, households and communities will be able to receive …

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