Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cornwall gets together to revolutionise energy market

The people of Cornwall are uniting to launch a ground-breaking free collective purchasing scheme, calledCornwallTogether, which aims to save Cornish households hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills, and reap huge social benefits for the Cornish community. The revolutionary scheme, launched on 23rd July 2012 at the Eden Project, by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, will enable people across Cornwall to join together as a single powerful unit to negotiate cheaper energy bills – delivering Cornish households …

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Shortlist announced for £60,000 Community Buying Challenge Prize

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MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED JOINTLY BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION & SKILLS AND CO-OPERATIVES UK. A rural oil provider and a discount website for household essentials are among a shortlist of seven organisations in the running for a £60k community buying innovation prize, it was announced today. The shortlist for the ‘Buy Better Together Challenge’ – an exciting initiative to inspire new models of community buying – includes co-operatives, social enterprises, non-profit organisations and charities. The community challenge prize, which was …

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Cornish householders offered free insulation

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Householders in Cornwall are being encouraged to act quickly to take advantage of a Cornwall Council backed free loft and cavity wall insulation scheme before funding runs out later this year. Cornwall Council has previously provided funding for free insulation to householders over the age of 70 or in receipt of qualifying benefits.   For a limited time Cornwall Council is extending its free insulation offer to all homeowners and private tenants in Cornwall. The offer is subject to availability and …

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Shopping prize for Penwith energy survey winners

Penzance resident Hilary Farmer has been the lucky recipient of Co-op shopping vouchers worth £100 after winning one of the top prizes in Transition Penwith’s energy survey prize draw. Hilary was one of 765 households in Penwith that responded to the district-wide home energy survey carried out by Community Energy Plus to provide Transition Penwith with valuable insight into local interest in renewable energy. Lesley Bradley-Peer, Chair of Transition Penwith said “The high response rate indicates that the people of …

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