Category: Truro

Go Green! Go Truro-Paris!

Here’s your chance to get involved in making a stand for tackling climate change in 2015!Euan McPhee will be cycling from Truro to Paris in the two weeks or so before the Climate Change Conference there begins. You will be able to:-Follow his journey on or Facebook ‘Penlee Cluster’ and reflect each day on …
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Storage of solar power using a battery Energy Storage System – updated

A case study of a domestic installation updated after five months’ use.This report describes my experience of a renewable energy storage system developed by a Cornish start-up company operating from the Falmouth University campus – Wattstor Ltd.  The WATTSTOR™ was commissioned at my Penryn home on 14 March 2015. The data here for this period …
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Baked Alaska comes to the South West

Baked Alaska, a work for theatre produced by Riding Lights is coming to the Southwest in October.Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the reality of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. From the four corners of the earth come colourful, inter-connecting stories of humanity living with the wild, …
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Hundreds from SW Lobby MPs on Climate Change

There has been a great response across the South West to the call for people to go to London on the 17th June to lobby their MPs and ask them to make Climate Change a priority issue in this Parliament. The map currently shows that hundreds have registered in advance to say that they will be participating.Bishop …
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Truro on the map

This website contains a map of churches and schools which have taken actions related to the environment and social justice. Many are in the Church of England, and the map also shows a number of other denominations and congregations. We have just added a number of organisations in Truro Diocese, joining others from Exeter Diocese, …
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Estimating solar PV power generation

Summary Estimates of generated output from solar pv systems need to be handled cautiously: the actual output will vary substantially year by year.  This note below shows that a software tool can give a better long-term estimate than a forecast based on any given year’s actual output.Richard Hopper writes: I have heard on several occasions …
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Pray and Fast for the Climate   The Bishop of Salisbury is praying and fasting on the first day of every month for a meaningful and fair agreement at next year’s UN climate talks.  Bishop Nicholas is being joined by his colleagues in Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York and Fiji, and many Christians of all denominations across the world. “Christians …
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Carbon Fast

Between 2014-16, the dioceses in the southwest of the Church of England promoted a Lent Carbon Fast. These focus generally on personal and domestic actions to reduce our carbon footprint, the Fast in 2015 looked in particular at how Water is such a significant ecological issue, and in 2016 we looked at reconnecting with the Earth. …
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Early notice of 2015 Lent Carbon Fast

There will be a 2015 Lent Carbon Fast in the six Dioceses, with the theme of Water. More information will be forthcoming in due course…

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Lighting Churches in the South West – conference report

A Conference held on July 2014 in St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, to promote efficient and greener lighting systems inside and outside churches. Who was there? Parish officers, clergy, DAC members, architects and others. I was in the ‘other’ category, a member of Truro diocese’s environment group. I’m keen on ‘green’: efficient and effective: does the lighting function …
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