Low Carbon Heat & Rural Fuel Poverty: Lessons from across Europe

Rural communities have higher fuel poverty levels due to low incomes and expensive heating fuels. Some European countries with more low carbon heat take-up have lower fuel poverty levels than the UK. The project, funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust, provided a comparative analysis between the UK and other countries to identify drivers and barriers affecting take-up.



Energy Efficiency in Truro & Falmouth – How energy efficiency benefits residents and businesses in Truro & Falmouth constituency.

Report by the Association for the Conservation of Energy which includes a contribution by Community Energy Plus. Published in November 2016.


Energy Fit Kitchens – Cooking up an interest in saving energy and money


While energy bills still remain one of a household’s largest expenses, many people struggle to understand their usage and why their bills are so high. This premise was the starting point for our innovative Energy Fit Kitchens project which used slow cooking workshops as an engagement tool. We aimed to equip low income families with life skills to help them cook in an energy efficient way, which then led onto a wider conversation on controlling their energy use and hopefully helping them to enjoy warmer, healthier homes.


Warm Me Up – Addressing Fuel Poverty in Cornwall

Warm Me Up report thumbnailBetween October 2011 and October 2014, Community Energy Plus’s Warm Me Up project delivered a holistic fuel poverty advice service which improved the quality of life of hundreds of vulnerable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The project was made possible thanks to a significant grant from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund.


PHIS thumbnail imageCornwall Park Home Insulation Scheme

Between 2013 and 2014 we worked with Cornwall Council to coordinate and manage the delivery of the Cornwall
Park Home Insulation Scheme.  The project sought to help protect the most vulnerable park home residents from fuel poverty and ill health by providing an affordable route to achieve warmer, healthier and more cost efficient homes.

Our review of the scheme highlights the important important financial, health and wellbeing outcomes that were delivered through this scheme.


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Meeting report: Cornwall Fuel Poverty Round Table

In February 2014, 13 strategic leaders came together in a round table to address the issue of Fuel Poverty in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Hosted by Community Energy Plus, the unique forum was the result of a Community Energy Action Award for tackling fuel poverty in hard to reach groups, presented to Community Energy Plus by National Energy Action (NEA).


WW 2012-13 Programme Review thumbnailCornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s Winter Wellbeing – 2012/13 Programme Review

This review of the 2012/13 Winter Wellbeing Programme demonstrates the value of this vital programme within a wider approach to tackle the health inequalities of fuel poverty in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


Research Report: Attitudes of Mortgage Lenders Towards Domestic Solar PV

This research set out to explore the attitudes of UK mortgage providers towards retrofit domestic solar PV installation with a view to identifying barriers to the take-up and possible solutions for overcoming any such barriers. Click on the report thumbnail to view it.