National Trust renews green partnership

National Trust has announced it has renewed its partnership with a UK renewable energy supplier. The two-year extension follows the first agreement which was signed in 2012. Good Energy and the charity aim to encourage the Trust’s members to switch to the green electricity supplier as a step to tackle climate change. Those members who […]

National Trust invests £30m in a sustainable future

The National Trust is making its biggest ever investment of £30 million into green energy. The funding aims to boost renewable energy to heat and power more of the historic places it looks after. It is making the commitment after reaching targets to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and cut energy usage by 20% […]

Chef shares energy-saving Christmas cookery tips

The 25 December is an intense day for the most skilled of cooks – and having the oven on for hours to roast the turkey is energy intensive too. To help peel back the energy waste, the National Trust’s development chef Clive Goudercourt has put together his top tips for the big day. Multi-task “Roast your […]

National Trust launches new hydro project

National Trust has officially launched its new renewable energy project in Snowdonia, Wales. The hydro turbine at Hafod y Porth has a capacity of just under 100KW and cost £550,000, with an anticipated payback of around six years, the charity said. It marks the third project to be completed as part of its £3.5 million […]

National Trust and Panasonic join forces for green push

Technology giant Panasonic and National Trust have joined forces in a bid to help the conservation charity move towards a “greener, more sustainable mode of operation”. They have inked a three-year partnership, which will allow Panasonic to “showcase” its technologies. Visitors at selected National Trust sites will be able to loan its latest LUMIX cameras […]

Electric Land Rover prototype tested in Wales

A prototype Jaguar Land Rover with an electric motor is being put through its paces by the National Trust – in rugged Welsh landscape. The previously “hush hush” testing at the Hafod y Llan farm on Snowdon was revealed by the Trust’s environmental advisor for Wales, Keith Jones on his award-winning green blog. Touching on the charity’s […]

Marine pump to heat historic National Trust mansion

One of the historic mansions in Wales is using a new technology – claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK – that sucks heat from sea water to warm the building. National Trust has today switched on the 300KW marine-source heat pump which will provide all of the power needed to […]

National Trust launches renewable energy trading firm

The National Trust has today launched a new renewable energy trading company that will sell electricity generated at the places it looks after. The charity’s first large-scale hydro turbine (pictured) which has been installed at its Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia, Wales will be the first renewable energy scheme to sell electricity through National […]

Ban fracking near nature reserves say charities

Fracking for shale gas should not be allowed near areas of natural importance which are home to protected species such as pink-footed geese, it was suggested today. A report from six groups including the National Trust and bird charity RSPB suggests the UK needs stronger regulations for hydraulic fracturing or fracking for gas on British […]

Cheers! Pub gets permission to go hydro-powered

This watering hole’s occupants are soon to be thirsty in more ways than one – Sticklebarn pub in the Lake District has just got planning permission for a new hydropower project. The 100kW hydro-electric scheme is part of a wider hope to turn Sticklebarn (pictured) into the UK’s most sustainable pub. It’s one of three […]