Monthly Archives: September 2016

Community Energy Plus wins national award helping families to save money

Community Energy Plus are celebrating after their project was named runner-up in the national award scheme the Energy Impact Awards, beating more than 70 competing entries. The Energy Impact Awards, run by leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with British Gas, recognise best practice amongst agencies carrying out work that focuses on energy projects tackling fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in the local area. Community Energy Plus has been awarded a £7,500 grant which is …

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Image: Energy Advisors Adrian Ankers and Jenny Hannam

Buying together cuts almost £500k from Cornish energy bills

Image: Energy Advisors Adrian Ankers and Jenny Hannam

Cornish householders are being urged to take action to stop energy suppliers getting rich at their expense by joining Cornwall’s collective energy switch to access cheaper energy for one and all this autumn. Registration for Community Energy Switch’s autumn collective switch is now open and householders have until 31st October to register their interest, with no obligation to switch, at www.communityenergyswitch.org.uk or by calling Freephone 0800 954 1956. Community Energy Plus, the Truro-based energy charity behind the energy switching initiative, is …

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Slow cooking project cuts energy bills of Cornish families

611 low income families in Cornwall have taken action to save energy and money through an innovative energy efficiency project based around slow cooking workshops. Over the past year, the local energy charity Community Energy Plus has delivered slow cooking workshops across the length and breadth of the county. The focus on energy efficient cooking has provided a stepping stone to encourage people to learn about ways to save energy throughout the home and highlight how lots of small changes …

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Green Heating Grants for Park Home residents

Residents of 20 park homes in Cornwall could be enjoying a warmer winter this year thanks to a project to install free air-to-air source heating systems. Cornwall Council’s public health team has joined forces with the local energy charity Community Energy Plus to provide park home residents in Cornwall with free energy efficient eco-friendly heating systems through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Central Heating Fund. The installations are due to take place this autumn and the Truro-based …

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