Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cornish households offered ‘golden opportunity’ by launch of Renewable Heat Incentive

A new government initiative to encourage households to switch to renewable forms of heating has been described as a ‘golden opportunity’ by Cornish energy experts Community Energy Plus. The Renewable Heat Incentive was launched on 9th April and is the first scheme of its kind in the world, offering financial incentives worth thousands of pounds for green heating technologies. The incentive is intended to encourage households to make the switch to heating systems that use renewable energy sources. Community Energy …


Expansion of green energy showcase at Royal Cornwall Show

Cornish householders and businesses with an interest in green living can enjoy the Royal Cornwall Show’s biggest ever showcase of products and services from the sustainable energy sector as the popular green energy section of the show is expanded. The Cornish social enterprise Community Energy Plus are working in partnership with Cornwall Council’s Green Cornwall programme to deliver the ‘Green Cornwall Show at the Royal Cornwall Show’,  building on the success of the show’s Green Energy Village marquee which has …


Hayle residents generate cash for community facilities by saving electricity

An innovative project launched in Hayle at the beginning of the year is well on the way to reaching ambitious targets for saving electricity, while gaining rewards for the community at the same time. For every kilowatt hour residents in two areas of Hayle – Trelissick and Tremorva – are able to shave off their usage, a donation of cash is pledged to the two community funds. Each fund has now surpassed the £1,000 mark, with overall targets of £5,000 …