Monthly Archives: December 2013

Winter Wellbeing Partnership Tackles Winter Deaths

Press release issued by Cornwall Council on 17th January 2013. Over 30 organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are getting together for a third year to run ‘Winter Wellbeing’, a campaign that aims to reduce preventable winter deaths and help those at risk of ill-health and fuel poverty. Winter Wellbeing provides information, advice and practical help for people at risk of the effects from cold and damp housing. This includes a helpline providing advice and referrals to agencies …

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Illogan Green Ripple Project scoops award for pioneering work on domestic renewable energy

The Illogan Green Ripple Project, steered by local energy experts Community Energy Plus, has been recognised at The Cornwall Sustainability Awards for its pioneering work in the domestic renewable energy category. The annual awards ceremony is a key date in the calendar for Cornwall’s innovative environmental businesses and sustainability-driven organisations. This year the sector was acknowledged to be in rigorous good health, with fierce competition for each prestigious award. The Green Ripple Project was singled out for praise as it …

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Community Energy Plus helps bring Green Living to Falmouth Students

Green cog trees

Community Energy Plus has teamed up with Falmouth and Exeter Students Union to help implement an exciting new sustainability initiative called the Green Living Project. The aim is to create a generation of environmentally aware students through education, engagement and employment. The project incorporates two strands – waste and energy. Community Energy Plus will be focusing on energy usage in private student accommodation, aiming to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency and educate students in pro-environmental behaviour. Woodlane and Tremough …

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A new era for business as Cornwall is recognised as a Social Enterprise Zone

Press release issued by Cornwall College on 3rd December 2013. Cornwall is a place that has long been at the forefront of innovation, but still faces huge challenges, in regards to financial wellbeing and social inclusion. Despite over 10 years of major EU investment, household incomes in Cornwall remain the lowest in the UK. Businesses and organisations across Cornwall, to include Community Energy Plus, Cornwall College, the Eden Project, Fifteen Cornwall, the Real Ideas Organisation and the School for Social …

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Policy changes threaten Cornwall’s insulation aspirations

The government has announced plans today (2 December 2013) to reduce the impact of energy price rises, worth an average of £50 for British householders.  This will be achieved by reducing the amount that consumers pay towards social and environmental programmes. An estimated £30-£35 of this reduction will come from reducing the cost of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation element of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – an energy efficiency scheme delivered by the major energy suppliers. Community Energy Plus …

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