The report raises awareness of the benefits energy efficiency can bring locally, the hard work involved to achieve them, and the opportunities and challenges that still remain in North Cornwall.
ACE Research spoke to local energy efficiency practitioners, and investigated national datasets that are detailed enough to produce the report.
North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed the report:
I commend local installers and scheme managers who’ve done so much over recent years to help my constituents live in warmer, healthier homes.
This report allows me to know what more needs to be done and how I can play my part in making sure it happens.
Anthony Ball, Winter Wellness lead at Cornwall Council, said:
Improving energy efficiency in the county is really important for the health and wellbeing of residents. It is a useful tool for helping the local economy – money saved by energy efficiency and insulation, staying warmer for less, is more likely to go to local shops and businesses. This report is a great help in highlighting the benefits Cornwall could get from improved energy efficiency.