Energy

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

Solar panel installation at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Croft Castle's sustainable woodland provides heat for most of the buildings on the Herefordshire estate

Join us for a green day out 

We're using both traditional methods and modern engineering to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Find out how we're setting up renewable energy systems while preserving precious landscapes and working with BMWi to extend our network of charging points for electric vehicles across the places we care for.

A waterfall at Stickle Ghyll, Cumbria

Working towards a low-carbon future 

We're working with the campaign for a smarter Britain to show you how nature could thrive if we embrace a low-carbon future.

Getting behind green energy...
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Renewable energy at Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags is completely off the grid. Find out how we manage our renewable energy and our plans for future green technologies.

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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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We have the power

Wasdale, Cumbria

The West Lakes is celebrating the completion and commission of the first of its three hydro projects.

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Going Green renewable energy at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

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

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Join us for a green day out

We're using both traditional methods and modern engineering to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Find out how we're setting up renewable energy systems while preserving precious landscapes and working with BMWi to extend our network of charging points for electric vehicles across the places we care for.

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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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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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Charlecote Park's heating project

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

We have to replace our antiquated central heating system but it's also a unique opportunity to find out more about the history of the house. Rather than close the house, we want to share our experiences and discoveries with our visitors.

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Little Langdale, our 50th renewable energy scheme

Tarn Hows and Coniston, Cumbria

The Greenburn valley has a rich industrial heritage, where people have been harnessing water power for centuries. Today, it's home to the National Trust's 50th renewable energy scheme in the UK.