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Cornwall Together

Cornwall Together Limited is a subsidiary of Eden Project Limited. Cornwall Together, Energyshare and uSwitch are working together to deliver this project which is free for consumers to use. They are an organisation with a social purpose, but will look to cover costs by charging a fee to the winning supplier. They will re-invest 10% of the money into a fund to help alleviate fuel poverty in Cornwall and will seek match-funding for that sum. You register with them giving a few details about your current energy usage. When they have enough people on board, they'll negotiate a special deal with electricity and gas suppliers. Heating oil will follow a slightly different process. They’ll then come back to you with two options for a better energy deal, including one which is likely to be cheaper and one which is likely to be from energy from a more sustainable source. It is hoped that group buying this way will help many people cut their energy bills.

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West Cornwall Community Renewables

WCCR is a new social enterprise that aims to develop local community owned assets (particularly those that generate renewable energy) and so support the community move towards becoming self-sufficient in renewable energy. Its social business model will put ownership in the hands of the community rather than private investors and thus serve broader local interests.

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Email: 
info@wc-cr.co.uk
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1 Tregeseal Row
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7PJ

Geothermal Engineering Ltd

Geothermal Engineering has brought geothermal specialists together with industry partners to develop the first large-scale deep geothermal power plant in the UK at United Downs near Redruth. The project will involve: drilling and testing the deepest on shore wells in the UK (each of the three wells required for the project will be 4.5km deep); the development of a 10MW electric, 55MW thermal geothermal power plant; and the development of a geothermal centre of excellence in conjunction with Exeter University. The project has planning permission to proceed and drilling should start on the site in late 2012. When the United Downs power plant is operational, Geothermal Engineering hope to roll out similar projects across the South West to produce both electricity and renewable heat. The total target production will be 300 MW of electricity and 1GW of renewable heat across all sites within a 25 year timeframe.

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01326 218 955
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82 Lupus Street
London, SW1V 3EL

Open Briefing

Open Briefing is the world’s first civil society intelligence agency; an accessible platform for insight and analysis on key defence, security and foreign policy issues. They provide open source intelligence assessments and independent security briefings, so that a better informed civil society can properly engage with peace and security debates. Resource Security and Climate Change are a major area of interest for Open Briefing. And it all comes out of Penwith!

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Cornwall Council: Empty Properties

Cornwall Council recognises that long-term empty residential property is a wasted resource that can and should be used to assist in meeting the high levels of identified housing need in the county, particularly for those on low incomes. Empty properties can be reported and the Agency collates the information. The Council can offer advice on a variety of matters and where applicable, signpost empty property owners to other agencies.

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03001 234 161
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Cornwall Council Housing Services
Council Offices, Camborne Dolcoath Avenue
Camborne, Cornwall TR14 8SX

Diggers & Dreamers

Since 1989 Diggers & Dreamers has been the "public face" of communal living in Britain. Its online directory now lists groups who live in benders in the woods; in monasteries; in big old country houses; and in newbuild low energy developments. The south west is fairly well represented in the online directory and there are a handful of places in Cornwall ... but sadly none, as yet, in Penwith. A major part of communal living has always been the opportunity it provides to live on less with less and to do so in a context that can be much friendlier than living in a little box on a housing estate. Diggers & Dreamers latest printed publication focuses on the theme of cohousing and is intended to be an inspirational guide.

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Diggers & Dreamers
c/o BCM Edge
London, WC1N 3XX

UK Cohousing Network

Cohousing is a form of intentional community where individuals and families have their own self-contained living accommodation but also have access to many shared facilities as well. It was pioneered in Denmark and the USA more than 20 years ago but is only just getting established in Britain. The UK Cohousing Network is the focus of the movement within this country.

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Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust

Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust's vision is to provide good quality affordable housing and associated facilities, and resources such as workshops and community agriculture, which meet the needs of local people and at prices which they can afford in perpetuity. They aim to sustain a vibrant and diverse community, which is either within or surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Their principal town is St Just-in-Penwith but their area of operation includes all the nearby villages of St Levan, St Buryan, Sennen and Sancreed.

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01736 787 223
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c/o St Just Town Council, 1 Chapel Street
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7LS

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust

CSBT is a charity which was established in 2002. We have been working towards our vision by delivering training, developing the green building sector and supporting the supply chain. We are recognised as leading the sector in Cornwall and have partnered with organisations including Cornwall College, Cornwall Council and the Eden Project. Since 2013 we have led two EU-funded Interreg projects, extending our influence both nationally and internationally. 2015 has been the start of a new era for CSBT, with the completion of our own base at the Eden Project; the Green Build Hub. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, this is the culmination of a decade’s work which will enable us to deliver training for all, cutting edge services to business and a unique experience to the visiting public.

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Phone: 
01726 810 241
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The Green Build Hub, The Eden Project
Bodelva
St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Wave Hub

The Wave Hub allows developers of wave energy devices to test new wave energy technology. It is a grid-connected offshore facility near Hayle for the large scale testing of technologies that generate electricity from the power of the waves. It leases space to wave energy device developers and exists to support the development of marine renewable energy around the world.

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Phone: 
01736 800 290
Postal Address: 

John Harvey House
24 Foundry Square
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HH
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