Categories: Events

Open day to promote benefits of community-owned turbines

On Saturday 1st November, Community Power Cornwall will be hosting a celebratory event at the base of the first community-owned wind turbines in Cornwall. The turbines were installed by Community Power Cornwall working with Transition St Goran at Gorran Highlanes in 2011, and have now generated over 1 million kWh, powering the equivalent of 221 UK homes annually. The event marks the final weeks of the current share offer; a golden opportunity for local residents who want to own shares …

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Community Energy Plus joins Social Saturday!

Community Energy Plus will be flying the flag for Social Enterprises on Saturday 13th September as they take part in Cornwall’s first Social Saturday Market at White River Place, St Austell from 10am to 4pm. Social Saturday seeks to raise awareness of social enterprise and encourage consumers to unleash their spending power and buy from social enterprises. Social Enterprises which are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money …

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Scilly Living Well Day

Community Energy Plus is taking part in Scilly Living Well Day on Tuesday 16th September, 10am – 7pm. The aim for the day is to provide high quality information on a holistic range of health and wellbeing services to the community of the Isles of Scilly. The programme has been devised to cover issues and challenges which face people of all ages, from children’s centre users to members of the Memory Cafe. Topics covered will include memory loss, financial and …

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Wind turbine event generates interest in community share offer

Around 100 people got a close up look at a wind turbine on Saturday (16th August) when Community Power Cornwall held an event to celebrate the launch of their third community owned wind turbine at BF Adventure at Halvasso, near Penryn. Community Power Cornwall is blazing the trail for communities to take an active role in meeting their energy needs through renewable sources, while retaining financial, social and environmental benefits within the county. The 10KW Aircon wind turbine that was …

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Community wind turbine Open Afternoon and Launch Celebration

Saturday 16th August  12.30pm to 5pm  BF Adventure, Halvasso Community Power Cornwall and BF Adventure invite you to an afternoon of fun activities and music to celebrate the launch of the community wind turbine. Take a flight on a zip wire Light refreshments Live music Tour a turbine – get up-close to the Aircon 10kW turbine Watch new short films by Community Power Cornwall The Aircon 10S 10kW wind turbine will provide the charity, which offers outdoor activities for young …

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Community Energy Plus joins the action at Culdrose Air Day

On Thursday 31st July Culdrose will once again throw open its hangers to the public for Air Day, the annual opportunity to “step into the world of Culdrose and experience the sights and sounds of a working military Naval Air Station.” Community Energy Plus will be joining in the fun this year, with our bright new gazebo, friendly energy advisers and a slice or two of cake. Householders in Cornwall will have the chance to talk to us about their …

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Find out more about energy efficiency and renewables at Stithians Show

On Monday 14th July Community Energy Plus will be joining a host of other local enterprises at the largest one day show in Cornwall. Stithians Showground, which is easily accessible from the directions of Falmouth, Truro and Camborne, will be packed with musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls, fairground rides, horticultural displays and various animal shows. Community Energy Plus will be talking to visitors about how they can manage their energy needs, including help to access government funding or guidance …

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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 …

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Recognition for local fuel poverty fighters

The Cornish charity Community Energy Plus is celebrating after winning a national award for their work to establish and lead the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Community Energy Plus is one of only nine organisations that were successful in applying for the Community Action Awards, which are run by national fuel poverty charity NEA in partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change and British Gas. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in the …

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Families saving energy and the planet with SEEDS and Community Energy Plus

Friday 28th February will see the SEEDS Project of Falmouth join forces with Community Energy Plus to bring energy saving to families across Falmouth and Penryn. Community Energy Plus’s Rob Pickering will be talking with parents, grandparents and children of all ages about the importance of energy. Rob will chat through how to identify the best energy deal, how to make savings by changing their tariff or method of payment, understanding the process involved in switching energy supplier, ways of …

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Cornish Parish leading the charge for local sustainable energy

South Hill Parish in North Cornwall took its first steps to becoming a flagship area for Community Energy, with the launch of a new local energy group this month. A small number of residents were looking for new members and fresh ideas to take ownership of energy at a local level. At the launch, the neighbourhood turned out in force and the response was overwhelmingly positive, as opportunities to create a sustainable future for South Hill were discussed. Neil Farrington, …

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Help for West Cornwall households concerned about winter fuel bills

Householders in West Cornwall who are worried about the rising costs of keeping warm this winter can find out how to reduce their energy bills at an ‘Energy Best Deal’ workshop. The free workshop is being held at Age Concern, St Just on Tuesday 26th November, 10.30am to 12pm by Community Energy Plus.  It is part of the ‘Energy Best Deal’ project which is run by Citizens Advice and Ofgem and has been funded by energy suppliers to provide help …

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Cornwall Home Show, Autumn 2013

The Cornwall Home Show is a unique event in the county’s calendar for householders wishing to make improvements of all scales and varieties to their property over the coming months. The exhibition is taking place at Kingsley Village, just off the A30 at Fraddon on the 26th and 27th October. Those registering in advance via the Cornwall Home Show website can visit free of charge, or simply pay £2 on the door. More than 40 exhibitors will be gathered together, …

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Green Cornwall Show

Heartlands, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June 9am until 7pm on Thursday 9am until 5pm on Friday Are you interested in making your home or business more energy efficient? Perhaps you want to find out about fitting solar panels, investing in wind turbines or buying an electric car.  Do you want information about education and training in renewable and environmental technologies? If you answered yes to any of these, then visit the Green Cornwall Show. Entry to the show is FREE, with seminars, advice, …

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Energy advice hits the road in Clay Country

Clay Country residents are being encouraged to find out how they can beat rising energy costs by using less energy at home when an energy advice road show tours the clay villages shortly. Community Energy Plus’s Amy Walker, who works as a Sustainable Energy Community Officer for Clay Country as part of the Clay Country Cornwall Local Action Group project, will be hosting a series of energy surgeries as part of the two year project to encourage rural communities in …

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Air Source heating expert to talk to Goldsithney residents

A group of energy conscious residents from Goldsithney will be finding out about the opportunities to heat their homes with energy absorbed from the air at a meeting on Wednesday 4th May. Renewable energy specialist Martin Hook will be sharing his expertise on Air Source Heat Pump technology at a presentation for village’s recently formed Energy Group. Goldsithney’s Energy Group has been formed as part of the West Cornwall Local Action Group’s Sustainable Energy Community project to increase the take …

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