Monthly Archives: February 2014

Recognition for local fuel poverty fighters

The Cornish charity Community Energy Plus is celebrating after winning a national award for their work to establish and lead the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Community Energy Plus is one of only nine organisations that were successful in applying for the Community Action Awards, which are run by national fuel poverty charity NEA in partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change and British Gas. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in the …

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Action in order to build a more sustainable community

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St Breward householders are being encouraged find out how they can save energy and money, as well as help to shape the way that energy is sourced and managed in the future to benefit the parish. A drop-in information event is taking place at St Breward Methodist Chapel on Saturday 1st March, between 11am and 2pm, where householders can pick up top tips to reduce their energy bills. Proactive residents have teamed up with local charity Community Energy Plus to …

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Families saving energy and the planet with SEEDS and Community Energy Plus

Friday 28th February will see the SEEDS Project of Falmouth join forces with Community Energy Plus to bring energy saving to families across Falmouth and Penryn. Community Energy Plus’s Rob Pickering will be talking with parents, grandparents and children of all ages about the importance of energy. Rob will chat through how to identify the best energy deal, how to make savings by changing their tariff or method of payment, understanding the process involved in switching energy supplier, ways of …

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Event to inspire Rame residents to save energy and money

Residents of the Rame Peninsula in East Cornwall will be embarking on a new journey as a community this February, in an effort to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact by using less energy and helping residents to save money. A group of people living on the Rame Peninsula formed the community energy group called ‘Rame Renewable Energy’ in September 2011 in response to climate change, energy price rises and resulting fuel poverty. The group of volunteers are working …

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Cornish Parish leading the charge for local sustainable energy

South Hill Parish in North Cornwall took its first steps to becoming a flagship area for Community Energy, with the launch of a new local energy group this month. A small number of residents were looking for new members and fresh ideas to take ownership of energy at a local level. At the launch, the neighbourhood turned out in force and the response was overwhelmingly positive, as opportunities to create a sustainable future for South Hill were discussed. Neil Farrington, …

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Cold Homes Week puts the spotlight on rising number of children in fuel poverty

Research released by ACE Research and the Energy Bill Revolution has revealed that the number of children living in fuel poverty in the UK is now estimated to be 2.2 million, an increase of 460,000 from the same time last year. The research has been published as part of Cold Homes Week (3-7th February) – part of the Energy Bill Revolution campaign which calls for more to be done to help people struggling to stay warm and healthy in cold …

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