Energy show success

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Cornwall Council has hailed its Renewable Energy Show as a great success.

The show, which ended on Friday, brought together experts from the renewable energy industry with community groups, businesses and individuals at the former Gaia Centre, near Delabole.

Adrian Lea, manager of the Natural Resources Planning Team at Cornwall Council, told attendees: “Cornwall is blessed with a whole wealth of different sources of heat and light generation. Wind resource in Cornwall is among the best in the UK, it is the best region for solar power generation and we have some of the best geothermal resources in the UK, if not in Western Europe.”

Stephen Frankel, Chairman of the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network, said: “Cornwall is showing exactly what can be done to meet renewable energy targets which stands in stark contrast to what is being done nationally.

“It’s so encouraging that so many people are here – it shows that we finally have a chance of doing something.”

A full programme of speakers gave talks on subjects ranging from zero carbon farms to domestic heating and ground source heat pumps.

Julian German, Cornwall Council cabinet member for the environment, said: “It’s a fantastic turnout. People really are enthusiastic about sustainable living and renewable energy and we need to make sure we are out there helping people deliver – that’s what today is about.

“It’s great for communities to come and explore ideas and get the knowledge to be able to put these ideas into practice.”

 

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