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Community Energy Plus shares expertise with Poland

Counties across Poland will be drawing inspiration from the work carried out in Cornwall to cut carbon dioxide emissions as Community Energy Plus, the Cornish sustainable energy charity, has been named as the European partner of a five year project in Poland.

The Good Climate for Counties project is currently recruiting 110 counties across Poland to make a commitment to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. 

Camborne based Community Energy Plus was invited to be a partner in the project in recognition of their leadership on innovative sustainable energy programmes.

Over the course of the project Community Energy Plus will be sharing their experiences of promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Cornwall to inspire low carbon activity within local authorities in Poland.  The charity will share best practice at conferences held in Poland and at the end of the project will host a study trip for a delegation of project participants to visit sustainable energy projects across the county.

Ian Smith, Managing Director of Community Energy Plus, said: “We’re really excited to be selected as the European Partner for this important project which will involve a third of the counties in Poland.  Climate Change is a global issue that we all need to take action on now and I’m pleased that the achievements made in Cornwall towards achieving a more sustainable future will help inspire local authorities in Poland to develop their own projects to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.”

The Good Climate for Counties project is being led by Poland’s Institute for Sustainable Development working in partnership with the Association of Polish Counties and Community Energy Plus.  The project is funded by the European Union’s Life+ Programme and the Polish Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

The Good Climate for Counties project website is