Monthly Archives: September 2013

The IPCC report – How does it affect Cornwall?

On Friday 27th September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its crucial report ‘AR5’ on the current state of climate change science. This includes new estimates for the scale of global warming and its impact on sea levels, glaciers and ice sheets. The report underlines with greater certainty than ever before that human activity is the main cause of rising global temperatures, with far-reaching consequences for each and every one of us. The IPCC report is the key interface …


Community projects supported by Council’s green loan fund

Press release issued by Cornwall Council Renewable energy projects set up with the aim of benefitting local communities have been successful in applying for a loan to make their schemes a reality. Schemes in Gorran, Halvasso, Helford and St Enoder will borrow a total of around £500,000 from a revolving loan fun administered by The Low Carbon Society and supported by the Council’s Green Cornwall programme. By producing their own energy the groups can ensure their local communities, as well …


Double milestone for community oil buying club on second anniversary

Community Energy Club, the oil buying club run by the local energy charity Community Energy Plus, has reached a double milestone of signing up more than 2,000 members and ordering over 1.5 million litres of oil. Celebrating its second anniversary this September, the club was set up to in response to rising heating oil prices.  It brings together the collective buying power of domestic, community and business heating oil users across Cornwall and West Devon to provide members with a …