Mysteries Cloaked in Mist: Invisible Innovation at a Welsh Country House

In this series of posts, Sophie McGovern explores debate and innovation around renewable energy and sustainability Plas Newydd was shrouded in mist when we arrived at 8.30 on a chilly spring morning. As well as obscuring views of Snowdonia National Park it was also concealing other mysteries. I’d travelled to the property on the Isle of…

Solar Planning and our Precious Places- the Big Debate

In this series of posts, Sophie McGovern explores debate and innovation around renewable energy and sustainability Here at National Trust we think solar PV is a fantastic renewable technology. It’s set to become the cheapest low-carbon technology based on current projections, and it is argued that solar will put a ceiling on our rising energy costs, not…

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,…

Delightful Discoveries at Dinefwr

In this blogpost  Morwenna Slade goes to Dinefwr Park in South Wales to explore their new solar installation.  “So, how was your trip to Dinefwr?” “Well, I had a ride in an electric car, I saw some beautiful parkland and I had all my preconceptions about ground mounted solar arrays blown out of the water.”…