Yearly Archives: 2018

Cornish charity warns of energy cost complacency

A Truro-based charity which provides help to local people struggling with their energy bills has advised Cornish householders to beware of energy companies taking advantage of their complacency this winter. Community Energy Plus expects that in January many households will receive a very un-merry post festive surprise when they receive their quarterly electricity and gas bills and see the impact of rising energy prices. Research by the energy regulator Ofgem finds comparing and switching supplier or energy tariff can make …

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Low carbon heat – is there an opportunity for community energy?

The opportunities and barriers for the delivery of low carbon heat projects to tackle fuel poverty in rural communities across the UK are highlighted in a report recently published by the Cornish charity Community Energy Plus.   Research, which was funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust, was commissioned to explore opportunities for rural community energy groups across the county to embrace low carbon heat technologies and provide affordable heating for all. As part of the research they have looked at …

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Chacewater leads the charge towards electric vehicles

Chacewater Energy Group are hoping to instigate an electric vehicle revolution in their local community by organising an Electric Vehicle Day on Saturday 14th July. The emerging community energy enterprise have signed-up four local car dealerships and two electric bike retailers to show a range of battery powered vehicles some of which will be available for test drives around the village. The drop-in event, from 2-5pm at Chacewater Village Hall, will include at presentations at 3pm and 4pm by Matthew …

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Cornish householders to get ‘Energy Wise’ following Big Lottery Fund boost

4,000 Cornish households who are struggling to heat their homes will be helped to achieve warmer, healthier homes with more manageable energy bills thanks to new project by the Truro-based charity Community Energy Plus. The charity has been awarded £318,000 of National Lottery Funding by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The money has enabled Community Energy Plus to recruit three case workers to provide in-depth advice and support to help vulnerable households …

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Event held to help Camborne householders cut their energy bills

Users of Camborne’s Food bank were given advice to help them to take control of their energy bills on Friday (9th February). Cornish charity Community Energy Plus joined forces with the CPR Food Bank to host a drop-in event to provide information out about grants and initiatives to help householders enjoy warmer homes, and to give advice on tariff switching and how to save energy and further reduce their bills. The event was held as part of the national annual …

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