Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cornish energy charity launches energy offer with a social conscience

A Cornish sustainable energy charity is set to unlock the energy generating potential of commercial and community buildings across Cornwall following the launch of their free roof mounted solar PV offer. Community Energy Plus have launched ‘Community Energy Solar’ as a socially motivated alternative to other solar offers for commercial rooftops. Through the programme businesses, farms, community buildings, clubs and community centres can benefit from the free installation and ongoing maintenance of solar panels in order to access the electricity …

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Consumers must switch to take power back from overcharging energy suppliers

Following today’s publication of the provisional findings of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA’s) investigation into the energy market, Dr Tim Jones, Chief Executive of the Cornwall based energy charity Community Energy Plus commented: “Today’s report reflects what we see on a daily basis through our work with people in Cornwall who are struggling with their energy bills.  Sadly it’s often the low income and vulnerable households who stay with the same energy supplier year after year, even though they have …

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Slow cooking revolution set to sweep across Cornwall

400 Cornish families will be discovering the benefits of slow cooking to save energy and money over the next year following the launch of an innovative new energy efficiency project. The Truro-based charity Community Energy Plus kicked off their ‘Energy Fit Kitchens’ project on Friday (3rd July) at Liskeard’s Liskerrett Centre where workshop participants learned about cooking using the ‘slow and low’ method to turn inexpensive ingredients into a family feast. There really is such a thing as a free …

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Tariff switching encouraged in response to latest energy affordability figures

The government have released figures which show that the number of households in Cornwall who are struggling with the costs of heating their homes is rising.  In response Community Energy Plus is stressing the importance of bill payers taking control of their energy costs by switching tariffs. The latest report on fuel poverty in England has shown that 14.4 percent of households in Cornwall, which is almost 35,000 homes, have above average energy costs. The 2013 figures for Cornwall show …

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