Monthly Archives: January 2013

Council scheme to help residents insulate park homes

Cornwall Council has joined forces with Community Energy Plus to help park home owners to save money on their fuel bills and stay warm. As park homes can be inefficient at retaining heat and are usually excluded from government schemes which provide free or discounted insulation, the Council and Community Energy Plus will help residents fund insulation and energy saving measures. The Council’s Green Cornwall Programme has put £500,000 towards the scheme to part fund external wall, roof and floor …

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Loft Insulation

Householders in Cornwall offered free heating systems and insulation

Loft Insulation

Householders in Cornwall are being encouraged to act quickly to take advantage of free insulation, heating and draught-proofing measures from local charity Community Energy Plus before funding runs out. Following confirmation of time-limited funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), loft and cavity wall insulation, draught-proofing and heating systems are being offered to those who own their own home or privately rent. The charity particularly wants to hear from people who are elderly, suffering from a long …

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Oil tank

Funding to help oil customers get better deal

Oil tank

Community Energy Club, the oil buying club run by Community Energy Plus, has been awarded £59,000 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop its services for oil customers. Community Energy Club, which celebrated its first birthday in November and has 1500 members, will be using the funding to further tackle some of the challenges faced by heating oil customers in the South West. They will be recruiting a Development Officer through the Unlocking Cornish Potential graduate scheme …

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Community Energy Plus backs Energy Bill Revolution

Community Energy Plus has joined a nationwide campaign against fuel poverty and rising energy bills. The Energy Bill Revolution calls on the government to use the money it gets from carbon taxes to reduce our fuel bills and make our homes warmer. One in four households in the UK are now in fuel poverty, meaning they need to spend more than 10% of their income on keeping their homes warm. The problem is likely to get worse, with one in …

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park home

Opportunity: energy reduction measures for park homes

park home

Community Energy Plus is inviting tenders to become a nominated Contractor for the supply and fit of various energy reduction measures within existing Park Homes located in Cornwall. The purpose of contract is to install External Wall Insulation on Park Homes in Cornwall and then any of the following if required: • Loft Insulation • Floor Insulation • Draught Proofing • Double Glazing Windows and Doors For more information, visit Tenders in Cornwall.

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Community Energy Plus Team and Award

Community Energy Plus celebrates award winning year

Community Energy Plus Team and Award

Camborne-based charity Community Energy Plus has celebrated the end of a successful 2012 having won the ‘Best Managed Medium Business’ award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. The win was the climax of a fantastic year for Community Energy Plus, having been nominated for eight further awards for its achievements over the year. In November the charity was shortlisted for ‘Best Not For Profit’ in the Western Morning News Business Awards and also recently celebrated two nominations in the Unlocking Cornish …

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