Environmental Return

Since 2011 Community Power Cornwall has been producing measureable environmental returns.

Over the last 10 years (June 2018) Community Power Cornwall has enabled the generation of over 9,941MWh of clean community energy generation. This has saved over 4,207 tonnes of Green House gas emissions entering the atmosphere (Based on annual greenhouse gas reporting figures DECC/DEFRA).

The decentralised method of energy production holds further environmental gains reducing the large amount of electricity lost through production and distribution in the centralised, fossil fuel generated, electricity generation model.

Community Power Cornwall’s commitment to community engagement, skills transfer, and behavioural change also seeks to produce noticeable changes in host community’s patterns of energy use and overall levels of consumption and emissions. The energy hierarchy is critical and we aim to embed an operational group of well advised residents in host communities with the knowledge and finance available to target further energy reduction schemes and independent renewable energy generating capacity.