Monthly Archives: April 2010

Green boost for Clay Country communities

Clay Country communities are being encouraged to become more energy efficient and harness the opportunities presented by renewable energy technology in a new project to help locals lead more sustainable lives. A Sustainable Energy Community Officer has been appointed to help groups in the Clay Country develop a range of projects that will help local communities react to the challenge of rising energy prices and climate change and stimulate interest in community-owned renewable energy opportunities.  The project is funded by …

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Community Energy Plus gains Social Enterprise Mark

Community Energy Plus – Cornwall’s leading charity which has delivered local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy for more than a decade, has become the first organisation working in the sustainable energy sector in the South West to gain the ethical Social Enterprise Mark. The Social Enterprise Mark, which is administered by a joint venture set up between the Social Enterprise Coalition – the national body for social enterprise, and RISE – the social enterprise regional network …

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Pioneering films produces to raise awareness of fuel poverty

A Cornwall based charity is helping to increase Fuel Poverty awareness among a global audience of frontline care workers and community volunteers by producing a series of short training films which are thought to be the first of their kind. Working with Cornwall Council, Community Energy Plus – Cornwall’s leading charity delivering local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy, has taken the pioneering approach to create three five minute films to help community workers spot the signs …

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Students Shine at Sustainable Energy Use Presentations

Sixty students from five Cornish schools and colleges have successfully completed projects to help local businesses use energy more efficiently and investigate renewable technology opportunities. The project is the first of its kind in the UK to link businesses with students to work on energy efficiency projects and is part of the Schools for Intelligent Energy Use (SIEU) Project – a European programme funded by Intelligent Energy Europe, with eleven partners across nine EU countries.  After three months of work, …

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