Hosted at the Eden Project on 9th May, the
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Profit from Sustainability Conference showcased
ways in which local businesses could positively impact their triple bottom line
through making sustainable choices. From reducing plastic waste to
engaging with the circular economy, the conference brought together experienced
speakers from all parts of the sustainability spectrum.
Chris Coonick (BRE National Solar Centre) presented on
Cornwall’s energy future, asking attendees to take home 3 points:
power plants are ageing – current plans are to decommission all coal power
plants by 2025 and nuclear by 2035
need to do more – Cornwall has access to some of the best renewable energy
resources in the UK but is still relying heavily on carbon intensive generation
here to help – Cornwall New Energy provides free support to local business
wanting to improve their sustainability and save money on energy bills.