Hotel switches to green energy

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Watergate Bay Hotel has chosen south west green electricity company, Good Energy, to supply its electricity.

Juliet Davenport, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, with Chris Hugo, commercial director at Watergate Bay Hotel
Juliet Davenport, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, with Chris Hugo, commercial director at Watergate Bay Hotel

Good Energy, which owns the Delabole wind farm on the north Cornwall coast, sources around a quarter of its electricity from the south west.

For Watergate Bay Hotel, the move is the latest step in its drive to invest in sustainable technologies and limit its impact on the environment.

Commercial director, Chris Hugo, said: “Good Energy guarantees to match all the electricity we use with electricity sourced purely from renewables right here in the UK, and that’s very important to us. The fact that a lot of its power is sourced from the south west is a bonus.”

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  1. 1. Buying Cornish is great but they’re not based in Cornwall but Wiltshire.
    2. Renewable energy is great but it has to be in the right place and it has to be competetive. The obscene levels of grants currently on offer are distorting our energy market. The fact that Good Energy are proposing to cover hundreds of acres of productive (and beautiful)Cornish farmland with solar panels needs to be taken into account.

  2. Great that the Hotel has gone with Green (renewable) Energy, and even greater that the company, Good Energy, supplying the energy is based in Cornwall. If Good Energy can be price competitive with all other energy suppliers in the region, there’s no reason why other hotels and businesses cannot follow suit.

    The future of Cornwall lies in its ability for businesses to forge strategic partnerships with fellow Cornish businesses. And not just maintain, but strengthen them consistently.

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