Residents of Coverack, St Just and Pendeen and the surrounding rural communities will have the opportunity to pick up some top tips on how they can save money by reducing their energy use during two energy advice events.
Community Energy Plus’s Rob Pickering, who works as a Sustainable Energy Community Officer for West Cornwall as part of the West Cornwall Local Action Group project, will be hosting the information events as part of the two year project to encourage rural communities in West Cornwall to become more energy efficient and harness the opportunities presented by renewable energy technology.
The events will be at Coverack Community Primary School on Thursday 21st October between 4pm and 7pm and the Centre of Pendeen community centre on Tuesday 9th November from 3pm to 6pm.
During the drop-in information sessions Rob Pickering will provide local residents with information on the steps they can take to reduce their carbon footprint while reducing energy bills through energy efficiency and the generation of renewable energy.
West Cornwall Local Action Sustainable Energy Projects Officer Rob Pickering said: “Many people are aware of the environmental and financial benefits of reducing their energy consumption but would benefit from straightforward advice on the steps they can take to lead more sustainable lives. This project is focused on helping existing local community groups as well as new groups of sustainably minded residents to set up and deliver a variety of sustainable energy projects, so in addition to taking the opportunity to pick up energy saving advice I hope that the local residents will come along and share ideas for projects to help drive greener futures for Coverack, St Just and Pendeen.”
The project is funded by the West Cornwall Local Action Group which is part financed by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) using funding from the EU and Defra.