Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Community Energy Plus responds to the Hinkley C announcement

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On the 21st October 2013 the government announced that a new reactor will be built at Hinkley in Somerset, signalling a new generation of nuclear power plants. Community Energy Plus considers the implications for the renewable energy sector in light of the announcement. Nuclear power undoubtedly presents a dilemma for the environmentally conscious. We have to weigh up the benefits of this low or zero carbon technology with the troubling legacy of the radioactive waste it generates. Nuclear waste is …

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Cornwall Home Show, Autumn 2013

The Cornwall Home Show is a unique event in the county’s calendar for householders wishing to make improvements of all scales and varieties to their property over the coming months. The exhibition is taking place at Kingsley Village, just off the A30 at Fraddon on the 26th and 27th October. Those registering in advance via the Cornwall Home Show website can visit free of charge, or simply pay £2 on the door. More than 40 exhibitors will be gathered together, …

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Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2013

The 11th Annual Cornwall Sustainability Awards are underway, with applications now being invited until 21st October 2013. The awards have helped to establish Cornwall as a hub for sustainable innovation, efficient design and forward-thinking community projects. Previous winners have benefited from this highly regarded endorsement of their work, as well as the chance to go forward and seek national recognition off the back of the awards. If your business is interested in applying, click here to find out which categories …

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Consumers to face higher energy bills as first of the ‘big six’ suppliers announce price rise

Community Energy Plus Chief Executive Tim Jones comments on today’s price rise announcement from SSE (Thursday 10th October). Households buying their electricity and gas from SSE will face average bills of around £1,224 over the next year, after the major energy supplier announced that they are putting their prices up by 8.2%. SSE, formerly Scottish and Southern Energy, have become the first of the large energy suppliers of the autumn to reveal their annual price increases, which they are attributing …

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