Europe's largest electricity generating waterwheel

From a Waterfall to a Cup of Tea, thanks to Britain’s Largest Electricity Generating Waterwheel

How do you power a tea room using a waterfall? Here at the National Trust we’ve found the solution, and it combines historic technology with twenty-first century innovation. At Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall in Wales, Europe’s largest electricity generating waterwheel is producing enough clean, green energy to power the whole site. Caught on camera…

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Is the Government’s Planning Framework delivering on the PM’s promises to the Trust?

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. For those of you out there who haven’t come across it the National Planning Policy Framework (or the…

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Beautiful and Useful: National Trust reach Renewable Energy Milestone

The National Trust is proud to announce the completion of the largest marine source heat pump in the UK as part of its Renewable Energy Investment Programme. The new system, which extracts heat from seawater, is now meeting all the heating needs of 300-year-old Plas Newydd mansion house in north Wales. The house was formerly…