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Join online question and answer session on Local Area Energy Plan: September 18, 6pm

Local Area Energy Plan Facebook Live event

Residents, businesses and community groups can learn more about plans to make the region’s energy more secure and sustainable as well as boosting the green economy at a live question and answer session next week. 

Cornwall Council is hosting the online event to answer questions about the Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) being launched together with the Council of the Isles of Scilly. 

Everyone is invited to join the Local Area Energy Plan: LIVE Q&A session on Facebook on September 18, at 6pm

The event is part of a series of engagement sessions the two councils are holding on the LAEP. 

On the panel at the Facebook Live event will be Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for environment and cabinet change Councillor Martyn Alvey, head of environmental partnerships and climate change Mark Holmes and LAEP delivery partner City Science’s CEO Laurence Oakes-Ash. 

Participants can follow the discussion on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.  

Cllr Alvey said:

“Thank you to all of you who have already turned out at to our Local Area Energy Plan events in Falmouth and Bude and to those of you have told us what you think about the opportunities and challenges for green energy in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through our LAEP opinion survey. 

“The Facebook Live event is a chance for you to ask questions directly of the panel so you can find out more about why the LAEP is crucial to us fulfilling our goal to helping Cornwall become carbon neutral.” 

The Local Area Energy Plan is being created with residents and businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

It will identify and recommend required changes to local energy systems for heating, electricity, gas and transport and play a major role in helping the region become carbon neutral.  

As well as examining the type of technologies and fuels needed, the plan will propose required alterations and additions to existing energy infrastructure and make recommendations to help secure affordable energy supplies for the future.  

Following the year-long engagement the LAEP will identify the most cost-effective way of delivering net zero for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly while boosting the green economy and attracting new jobs and funding.  

Other LAEP events taking place this month are at: 

  • Saltash, The Core – September 12, 4pm-7pm 
  • Penzance, St John’s Hall  – September 20, 4pm-7pm 
  • Bodmin, Cornwall Council, Chy Trevail – September  25, 4pm – 7pm 

The £500,000 project has been funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero through the South West Net Zero Hub. 

Join Local Area Energy Plan: LIVE Q&A session on Facebook on September 18, at 6pm.

Click the ‘get reminder’ button to receive a notification before the event goes live. 

Give your views on energy:

Take LAEP survey

Story posted September 11, 2023

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