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

Centrica’s Local Energy Market in Cornwall gets real

The firm has begun installing physical infrastructure such as batteries and solar panels

Eden Project considers new location in Lancashire

It would focus on the connection with the environment in the Morecambe Bay

Cornwall takes the lid off food and drink carton recycling

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment has partnered with Cornwall Council to slash waste in the region

Turtle with plastic in stomach washed up on Cornish beach

Researchers say while the plastic did not kill the turtle, it is further evidence of widespread ocean pollution

Cornish community group buys renewable developer for £1.34m

Community Power Cornwall will own an additional five solar farms and three 11KW wind turbines

Centrica trials blockchain tech for energy trading in Cornwall

The project will see 200 homes and businesses use the platform to buy and sell energy from each other

Storm Eleanor causes “tidal wave of waste”

Storm Eleanor has left beaches across Cornwall littered with significant amounts of waste. That’s according to campaign group #2minutebeachclean, which says rough seas caused by the 100mph winds brought accumulated rubbish on the seabed up to the surface of the water. This was then washed ashore by powerful waves, leaving a “tidal wave of waste” […]

Centrica signs up first business for virtual energy marketplace

A farm and holiday retreat is to use energy storage technologies as part of Centrica’s virtual energy marketplace trial in Cornwall. UK firm redT is to connect 1MWh energy storage machines to The Olde House’s 250kW solar array, which also powers an onsite electric vehicle charging station. Centrica’s £19 million Local Energy Market trial will […]

Suez to pay £500k over Cornwall landfill pollution

Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Limited has pleaded guilty to six offences at a landfill site in Cornwall. It has been ordered to pay more than £500,000, which includes £180,000 in fines and £325,000 in costs to the Environment Agency. According to the Agency, heavy rain caused leachate levels “to rise rapidly beyond limits” specified […]