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Devon's countryside charity dismayed at approval for the county's biggest solar farm to date

Devon CPRE is dismayed that plans for yet another massive solar farm - the largest so far in Devon - were today unanimously approved by North Devon's planning committee.

An application submitted by ND Solar Enterprises Ltd, a shell company based in Bristol, has been given the go-ahead despite impassioned speeches from members of the local independent charity which fights to protect...

The Crown Fuels: Properties featured in The Crown rack up energy bills of up to £2m

The Crown is renowned for providing a dramatic look into the life of The Royals and their family, from behind-the-scenes conversations to the grandeur of their homes. But what may shock consumers this season is the eye-watering amount of energy these historic properties require each year to run.

Buildings expected to feature prominently in season four of The Crown - including Diana’s...

Off grid homeowners across Devon see price of energy drop

The trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) says off grid homeowners across Devon are seeing prices of heating oil drop by up to 27% since the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Sutherland Tables, a provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuels in the UK and Republic of...

Electrically Unconcerned, making a decision not to act is better than lack of consideration

It’s not often that you write about something nobody worries about. Worry, like many things, goes in waves. Either nobody except a seemingly strange individuals, probably with beards seem concerned or conversely everybody is tearing themselves apart at the potential catastrophe and attempting to spread their view across social media. Normally, the issues and conundrums of the current position...

£10m investment for Devon power network

A £10million project to reinforce and upgrade a post-war 33kV power network in Plymouth is underway.

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the region, is committed to investing in its network to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

The first stage of the initiative involves updating 48 kilometres of cables over 17 circuits...

Work to start on £50m power line project in Devon

National Grid has started work on a £50 million refurbishment of pylons in Devon and part of Cornwall to keep power flowing in the South West and beyond for decades to come.

The line of pylons, running between substations in Exeter and Landulph, was built in the 1960s.

The wires carrying electricity that hang between them, along with other equipment, are approaching the end of...

Get energy fit this summer

As Plymouth residents enjoy the warm weather this summer keeping on top of household energy use might be far from people’s minds. But simple changes can help families keep their homes running efficiently and save money, even in the warmer months.

Smart Energy Expert, Stuart Coniam from British Gas, shares some of his tips that can help households across Plymouth to save energy...

Cornwall and Devon vie for top place on solar in new league table

A new renewable energy league table reveals which counties have the most solar panels installed across England and Wales. The South West comes out top, with Cornwall taking first place and Devon hot on its heels.

The renewables industry is an important source of jobs, with more than 10,000 in the South West, including 2,800 in the solar sector. There are 120,000 people employed in the...

Power to Switch in Plymouth

A service in Plymouth which has saved local people thousands of pounds by helping them change how they buy, use and generate energy, is backing a national campaign.

Local Community Benefit Society, Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are supporting the #PowertoSwitch campaign, alongside Plymouth City Council. PEC’s trained advisors offer a range of services to help local residents and...

Stephens Scown advises Plymouth Community Solar Farm funding and construction

South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has acted for Ernesettle Community Solar Limited, part of the Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) group, advising on the funding and construction of a 4.1MW solar farm in Ernesettle, Plymouth.

PEC, an award-winning Community Benefit Society, was formed to help Plymouth residents change how they buy, use and generate energy. The dynamic community-led...

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