Energy

By harnessing the power of nature with green energy and renewable energy sources, the places we find special can be beautiful forever

Visitors by the Archimedes screw hydro-electric turbine at Cragside, Northumberland
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Driving a greener future

Keith Jones, Environmental Practices Advisor and 'green guru', is committed to creating a sustainable future, but his job takes him thousands of miles around the UK every year. Join Keith as he takes an electric car inspired by nature for a spin, and find out how we're working with manufacturer BMW i to grow the charging network.

Getting behind green energy...
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Our views on energy and climate change

We’re going greener. Find out about how we’re meeting our pledge to reduce our use of fossil fuels by 50 per cent by 2020, and our views on how climate change is affecting our places.

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Stickle Ghyll

At Stickle Ghyll in the Lake District we’re making our own electricity using a natural resource that we have plenty of – rain!

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Going Green renewable energy at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole Estate is going green by removing the oil-fired central heating system for the Hall and the Old Rectory Restaurant by installing a ground source heat pump using boreholes in part of the current car park.

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Greenburn Hydro Project

Sticklebarn and The Langdales, Cumbria

The once industrial Greenburn valley in Little Langdale is now the site of our newest hydro electric project in the Lake District.

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Converting a cart shed into a café at Trelissick Garden

Trelissick, Cornwall

Find out how we equipped the new Crofter's Café at Trelissick with environmentally sustainable energy systems.

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Iconic Stourhead House gets cutting edge heating system

Stourhead House is cutting bills and carbon emissions with a cutting edge, greener biomass heating system.

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Keeping Sutton Hoo toasty

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

With the installation of our Biomass Boiler into Tranmer House, we're continuing our commitment to renewable energy here at Sutton Hoo

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Going green at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire is planning to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by the installation of a ground source heat pump.

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Countryfile switches on giant electric waterwheel

BBC One's Countryfile makes a splash with the largest electricity generating waterwheel in Europe at Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall.