Invitation To Join Our Snowdonia Hydro Tour

On September 8th the National Trust is hosting a free Hydro Tour in Snowdonia as part of the ‘Community Energy Fortnight’, which aims to engage communities with local energy possibilities and inspire others to generate and save energy.   Hydro schemes are an integral part of the community energy projects in Snowdonia and the Mountain…

Natural power leads to conservation benefits for Acorn Bank

The National Trust’s Acorn Bank, near Temple Sowerby, is one of the first places to benefit from a new partnership with renewable electricity supplier Good Energy, aimed at reducing the Trust’s reliance on fossil fuels. The 16th century house at Temple Sowerby was previously using around 26,000 litres of oil each year –  that’s the same…

Bristol’s BIG Green Week

Talking about the state of our environment shouldn’t be all doom and gloom. In just under a week’s time Bristol will play host to BIG Green Week, the world’s leading festival on sustainability, arts and culture that aims to tackle climate change in a fun and vibrant way. With over 120 events on campaigning, nature,…

Goldilocks and the Renewables

It is not often that you hear a large organisation referring to its renewable energy programme in terms of a fairly tale. More commonly renewable energy issues are enshrouded in gloom, generating fear either about not enough being done, or the negative impact of new installations on landscapes. But not so at the National Trust.…