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…

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…