EXCLUSIVE: Eden Project wants £1.4 million of taxpayers’ cash to help heat its tropical fish tank

Posted By on 29th April 2018

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s taxpayers are being asked to contribute a further £1.4 million to the Eden project, to help fund its ambitions to use underground “hot…

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  1. More to the point, when will Eden start making a profit so it can fund itself without continued handouts ?

  2. I have to agree, I think it is a better project than the stadium, aiming to utilize renewable energy for food and heat production. I am not so sure about the giant aquarium – I thought right back at the start that they had agreed not to keep captive animals. And the whole Eden Project has been a money pit. I can’t help but feel that equivalent amounts of money spent on smaller sustainable projects would have seen beetles returns in terms of the environment. And my major gripe with Eden is that they have claimed to be carbon neutral whilst generating huge numbers of car journeys. Not sure what their present policy is regarding single use plastics but is they claim to be an environmental organsisation they should be banning it on site.

  3. If the CC can throw £3m at Truro Stadium this seems a much better use of ring fenced money. The LEP surely support this expenditure.

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