Monthly Archives: February 2012

National Charity awards local Heat Hero Alec

The work of Community Energy Plus’s Alec Rice to alleviate fuel poverty in Cornwall has been recognised by NEA, the national fuel poverty charity, which have named Alec as one of their ‘Heat Heroes’. The award scheme was launched by NEA and ScottishPower to celebrate the national charity’s 30th Anniversary and to coincide with the launch of NEA’s Fuel Poverty Awareness day which took place on the 10th February 2012. The awards have recognised 12 individuals who have gone ‘above …

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Winter Wellness launches free helpline to offer support to those in most need

Winter Wellness, a project to ensure that vulnerable householders in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have direct access to the advice and practical support they need to stay warm and well this winter, has launched a freephone number for those worried about their homes being cold and damp. Householders are urged to call freephone 0800 954 1956 to speak to trained advisors for advice and access to services to help them. The Winter Wellness project, co-ordinated by Cornwall Council, …

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Frontline workers urged to join the fight against Fuel Poverty

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day – 10th February 2012 With fuel poverty now affecting one in four households in Cornwall, Community Energy Plus are urging frontline health and social care staff and community volunteers to recognise the signs of fuel poverty and ensure that vulnerable householders get the help they need to live warmer healthier lives. The Cornish sustainable energy social enterprise is using National Fuel Poverty Awareness day to put the spotlight on Fuel Poverty in Cornwall and highlight the …

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Funding success for nine Cornish local energy projects

Nine Cornish communities have received an important boost for their local sustainable energy projects after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that they were amongst 155 energy projects in England and Wales to win funding from the new £10m Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). Community energy projects in Newlyn, Fowey, Ladock and Grampound Road, Wadebridge and Falmouth have received the news today (6 February) that their bids for funding have been successful.  They follow hot on the …

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