Monthly Archives: March 2011

Strong interest in community renewable energy schemes

Residents of West Penwith packed out Cape Cornwall School’s hall on Tuesday 22nd March to discuss the opportunities for generating renewable energy in their community to protect themselves against rising fuel prices.  Over 75 local residents attended the meeting organised as part of the West Cornwall Local Action Group’s Sustainable Energy Community project. Guest speakers at the meeting included local renewable energy system installers Independent Energy and Plug into the Sun as well a planning officer from Cornwall Council.  Community …


Community Power Cornwall launches share issue

A pioneering co-operative venture to develop small to medium scale community owned renewable energy installations in communities across Cornwall has taken a major step forward with the launch of Community Power Cornwall’s first share issue. Community Power Cornwall is blazing the trail for communities to take an active role in meeting their energy needs through renewable sources, while retaining financial, social and environmental benefits within the county. The community co-operative, which is the first of its kind in Cornwall, has …


West Penwith event – Is renewable energy the answer to rising fuel prices?

Residents of West Penwith will have the opportunity to learn from local experts about renewable energy technologies and the opportunities to protect themselves against rising fuel prices at a meeting being held at Cape Cornwall School on Tuesday 22nd March at 7.00pm. Community Energy Plus’s Rob Pickering, who works as a Sustainable Energy Community Officer for West Cornwall as part of the West Cornwall Local Action Group project, will be hosting the meeting as part of the two year project …