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Statement from Co-operative Energy regarding New Proposals from Cornwall Energy

Posted on 16 July 2014

Leading energy provider, Co-operative Energy has welcomed a new manifesto from Cornwall Energy. Launched today, ‘Creating Local Electricity Markets – a Manifesto for Change’, the proposal set out ways to build on the government’s commitment to supporting the development of community-led energy.

Ramsay Dunning, group general manager of Co-operative Energy commented: “This is a thoughtful set of proposals and clearly highlights that whilst the government is to applauded for its measures to date to realise the benefits of community energy, further work is needed to assist and speed up their development in order to provide real options for market access that secure better value to local producers.

 “We are at the forefront of sourcing power from community energy providers and are great supporters of the community energy movement hence our backing of Community Energy Fortnight  and the staging of our second annual community energy conference this September. Maintaining energy security, tackling climate change and keeping costs down for consumers is critical in the energy market and community energy provision can help achieve this. All measures which provide targeted and practical solutions to delivering sustainable community energy programmes should be given due consideration.”

Co-operative Energy is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, the largest independent co-operative in the UK, owned by over half a million members. Co-operative Energy is a national business, covering the whole of England, Wales and Scotland.

 

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