REI Programme Team Full Steam Ahead

In 2012 The National Trust made a conscious commitment to becoming more energy sustainable following comprehensive energy auditing. Emma Griffiths, Heat Lead for the REI programme, explains the steps being made to achieve this commitment.   In April 2014 we successfully completed a £3.5 million pound pilot programme of projects which demonstrated the positive change and innovation…

Biomass and the Trust

We have committed to generating 50 per cent of all the energy we use from renewable sources by 2020. This is being driven by our £30 million Renewable Energy Investment Programme (REIP), launched last year. The good news is that we’re already making inroads into achieving this challenging target with over 30 renewable projects currently…

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…