Energy & environment
By harnessing the power of nature and being careful with the energy we use, the places we find special can be beautiful forever
Hydropower returns to Cragside
A new Archimedes screw installed at Cragside in Northumberland will restore hydroelectricity to the first house in the world to be lit by the power of water.
Countryfile switch on our waterwheel
BBC's Countryfile paid a visit to the Aberdulais Tin Works, where our newly refurbished electric waterwheel will soon be powering the entire site.
Plas Newydd's new sustainable heating
Keeping Dyrham Park's collections cool
Being energy efficient at Ightham Mote
Things are heating up at Fountains Abbey
The World Heritage Site, which was once a self-sustainable hub, is now partly powered by the sun’s warmth following the recent completion of a ground source heat pump.
Transforming a goat shed at Wimpole
Energy saving at Kedleston Hall
We’re reducing our use of non-renewable fuels and so can you. By switching to Good Energy, who only supply electricity from renewable sources in the UK, you’ll be helping the planet and helping us.
For each customer who switches electricity and gas, Good Energy will give us £40 to help develop our own renewable energy generation projects.
We're turning water into a conservation win with our first hydro turbine.
Our report on fracking and our recommendations for managing and regulating this practice.
Hafod y Llan in Snowdonia has joined a pioneering project to create clean energy.
As part of our Renewable Energy Investment Programme we're using the sea to heat up our mansion at Plas Newydd, North Wales.
Our new marine source heat pump is the biggest in the UK and will make sure our old house stays warm, without using fossil fuels. It's good news for the environment and our bank balance, as the scheme will save us around £40,000 a year.