Monthly Archives: October 2015

Report ranks Cornish homes as worst insulated in England

A report has revealed that Cornish residents face energy bills which are up to twice the national average as a consequence of living in some of the most poorly insulated homes in England. ‘The Cold Man of Europe’ report, published by the Association for the Conservation of Energy has highlighted the poor state of Cornwall’s housing stock.  Four of the county’s parliamentary constituencies rank in the top 20 areas with the highest share of homes with the lowest energy efficiency …

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Cornwall park home insulation scheme wins national award

An insulation scheme which has delivered important financial, health and wellbeing outcomes for park home residents in Cornwall has received a prestigious Community Action Award from the national fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with the UK government and British Gas. Cornish energy charity Community Energy Plus worked with Cornwall Council to help 67 residents living in park homes to install energy saving measures to reduce heating costs and keep their homes warm.  Upfront costs were covered …

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Halloween events set to take the fright out of local energy bills

Local charity Community Energy Plus will be working to help take the fright out of Cornish families’ energy bills during Halloween half term week as it delivers events as part of the national ‘Big Energy Saving Week’.  The national campaign is held annually to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The charity is teaming up with the Eden Project and Newquay Zoo to host pop-up energy advice events at the …

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Energy advice event for Park Home residents in West Cornwall

Park Home residents in West Cornwall who are worried about energy costs and staying warm and well this winter are being encouraged to attend a free information and advice event at the Heartlands Project, Pool on Friday 16th October. The event is being organised by Community Energy Plus, the Cornwall-based charity which works to help householders reduce their energy use and ensure that they can afford to heat their homes. Between 2pm and 5pm there will be an opportunity for …

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