Eden Project to Begin Drilling for Clean Geothermal Energy

A plan to heat the giant biomes of the Eden Project and, eventually, neighbouring communities by tapping into the “hot rocks” beneath the Cornish attraction has moved a step closer. The Eden Project announced on Monday that it had secured the funding to begin drilling for clean energy next summer. …

UK’s First Geothermal Power Plant Launches Crowdfunding Drive

A project to build the UK’s first geothermal electricity site in Cornwall is now open for investment on crowdfunding site Abundance, with a target of raising £5m to kickstart construction. The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project near Redruth in Cornwall would be the country’s first commercial geothermal power plant, …

Centrica to Trial £19m Local Smart Grid in Cornwall

Energy giant Centrica has launched a new local energy market trial in Cornwall in a bid to test how a more distributed grid could help generation be managed closer to the point of demand. The firm announced plans on Friday to develop a “virtual marketplace” in the area over a …

Cornwall Feels the Force of Community Energy

Towns and villages will be helped to take control of their own energy systems as part of Cornish devolution. Cornwall Council is supporting communities to develop plans to take control of local energy systems as part of its agreement for the UK’s first rural devolution deal. The deal commits the …