A new scheme set to be launched in Cornwall is expected to help bring cheap energy to most vulnerable members of the region.
The Western Morning News reports how Cornwall Together is designed to save households hundreds of pounds on their bills and consequently improve health and wellbeing.
Chief executive of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smit explained how the energy-buying collective initiative will not only have cost-saving benefits for individuals, but also social advantages for the wider community.
Sir Tim said: "Cornwall Together is the pilot scheme and what we hope to do is build a palette of partnerships that will enable us to deal with fuel poverty once and for all."
More than a quarter of homes in Cornwall are said to spend more than ten per cent of their income on energy, with 350 deaths occurring each winter as a result of fuel poverty.
Cornwall Together's official website claims that every year £4 billion is wasted on energy by people in the UK.
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