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Energy efficiency

Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week –  commencing on Mon 31 Oct 2016 Worried about keeping warm this winter or hoping to save money on your fuel bills?  CRCC is back once again as a Gold Partner for Big Energy Saving Week 2016, which is a joint project between Citizens Advice, Government and...

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Free Energy Saving Workshops

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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Free Energy Advice Sessions For Groups Across Cornwall

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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Slow Cooking Revolution Set To Sweep Across Cornwall

400 Cornish families will be discovering the benefits of slow cooking to save energy and money over the next year following the launch of an innovative new energy efficiency project. Over the next six months the Truro-based charity Community Energy Plus will be hosting a series of...

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Big Energy Saving Week 26th-30th October 2015

Worried about paying your fuel bills this winter or just curious to make sure you are not over paying?  CRCC has a week of action planned to help people find out what support is available to them. There’s a whole range of information, grants and other support they may be entitled to....

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Centre for Sustainable Energy produces guide for low carbon communities

Centre for Sustainable Energy has produced a Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Guidebook, available here: https://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/2012. This guidebook explores what communities can do, through neighbourhood planning, to mitigate and adapt to climate change and tackle fuel...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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Community Owned Energy

        CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises....

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Generate your own energy

CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises. The idea is to help community...

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DECC – Support For Community Energy Projects

Consultation description The Community Energy Strategy set out the main barriers to community energy activity and the actions that needed to be taken to help realise the potential of community energy. This consultation takes forward two actions in relation to renewable electricity...

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Help hall users reduce their energy bills

Help your local residents save money on their fuel bills and have your hall hired at the same time. “If you have never switched suppliers before, or are a bit unsure how to, or just want some general advice about how to save money on your fuel bills then we may have the answer...

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Can you get a better deal on your domestic energy?

Hot Topic Energy price hikes have started. A few have already announced, and like sheep the rest will likely follow. If you have never switched suppliers before, or are a bit unsure how to, or just want some general advice about how to save money on your fuel bills then we may have the...

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VAT increase on energy saving materials

Please note that from 1st August 2013 the rate of 20% VAT has to be paid on energy saving materials. The 5% rate was removed in the Finance Act 2013 which received Royal Assent in July. ACRE, which represents the national network of Rural Community Councils, made a case to HMRC during...

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Funding success for St Issey Village Hall

St Issey Village Hall committee celebrate success after securing a grant from Green Cornwall Grant Fund to install air to air heat pumps. The present heating system is a number of old infra red radiant heaters. These were not fit for purpose as the hall use had developed from the...

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Solar Communities “Free Solar PV”

Cornish charity and social enterprise Community Energy Plus has launched its Solar Communities 2012 programme with a multi-million pound fund to offer free solar PV installations to Village Halls, Community Centres, Sports and Recreation Clubs, Churches, GP Surgeries, Private Schools,...

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Win a community building eco-makeover worth up to £10,000

  The Western Morning News has teamed up with Calor Gas to launch a new competition which aims to give a community building in the Westcountry an eco-makeover worth up to £10,000. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.calorenergycentre.co.uk/makeover or by emailing...

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Community Buildings grants for heating, lighting and insulation

In partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), Western Power Distribution is running a £50,000 grant scheme for communities in the Midlands, South West and South Wales to help reduce their energy use. The grant scheme is aimed at helping community groups carry out simple...

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£30 million announced for community green schemes and public sector energy efficiency

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has just announced funding of £10 million for local community energy projects, and a £20 million boost to the existing public sector energy efficiency loan scheme. Chris Huhne said: “This is great news for the public sector. Not only do we need to...

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