Thrive Renewables to invest £6.5m in geothermal power plant in Cornwall

The facility aims to supply around 3MW of electricity to National Grid and up to 12MW of renewable heat for local use

Cornwall Local Energy Market reaches ‘flexibility breakthrough’

The local Distribution System Operator and the Transmission System Operator are now able to procure flexibility from homes and businesses simultaneously

New £7.35m fund to support small satellite launch from Cornwall

Access to space is a vital tool for global efforts to tackle climate change

Government sets out £220m plan for all-electric bus town and ‘Superbus’ networks

The all-electric bus town, the location of which is still being discussed, will see an entire city’s buses switched to wireless electric vehicles

Cornwall Council’s climate plan grows roots with £30m forest scheme

The local authority plans to plant thousands of new trees in a bid to tackle climate change

Data centre goes green with solar and liquid immersion tech

The renewable energy-powered Goonhilly Data Centre aims to become an artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation hub

Pioneering Local Energy Market trial in Cornwall

ELN’s Priyanka Shrestha visited Cornwall to find out more about the pioneering trial and what it means for the low carbon transition

Carbis Bay Hotel hopes to book in £30k energy savings with CHP units

The luxury hotel is part of Centrica’s £19m Local Energy Market, which is testing the role of flexible power generation and smart energy solutions across Cornwall

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Cornwall’s granite ‘could see geothermal energy really hotting up’

That’s the verdict from the British Geological Survey, which is working as part of a £1.8 million research project

Drilling to begin at UK’s first geothermal power plant

The facility in Cornwall will be capable of supplying up to 3MW of electricity – enough to power around 3,000 homes