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…

Tyntesfield Left Me Feeling Greener

    By Chloe Gilbert Like many of us, I could be doing more to save energy and be greener. So this weekend I went along to the #NTGreenLiving event at Tyntesfield to see what staff and volunteers are doing to be more environmentally friendly.  What are the #NTGreenLiving Events? Over the past fortnight, thousands of…

Our Snowdon hydro is live and helping to fund conservation

Our first large hydro turbine has been switched on at a Snowdonia farm and is now helping to fund our conservation work. Behind the scenes of our Snowdon hydro project The hydroelectric scheme has been sensitively crafted into the rugged heather-splashed Snowdonia landscape at Hafod y Llan farm by our dedicated team in Wales. The…

How many pizza slices does it take to make a pair of thermal curtains? Behind the scenes of our ‘how to’ video with rising sewing star Lauren Guthrie

With so many unique buildings to look after, we know how tricky it can be to keep your home cosy warm when it’s cold outside. This week the National Trust and Good Energy invited Lauren Guthrie, finalist of BBC2’s Great British Sewing Bee, to join us at Calke Abbey Estate in Derbyshire to film a…