Trust wins national energy award

The hydro turbine at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia
Published : 23 May 2016 Last update : 24 May 2016

Our work to move our properties off fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy has received national recognition with a prestigious energy award.

The win, in the category of On-site Energy Generation came at the edie Environment & Energy Awards, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in on-site energy, water and resource management.

Renewables programme

Under the £33m Renewable Energy Investment (REI) Programme, we are undertaking over 40 renewables projects across the country involving heat pumps, biomass and solar power, to help generate 50 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Mike Hudson, our energy programme director, said: 'We are delighted to have been recognised with this national award for our work to move our properties from oil to a range of renewable forms of energy.

'It can be quite a challenge given the range of special places we look after and the specific requirements of each project. But by investing in renewable energy production we are reducing our environmental impact and energy bills, enabling us to invest more funds in our vital conservation work around the country.'

More nominations

We have also been shortlisted for a further two energy-related awards in the coming months - the British Renewable Energy Awards and the Business Green Leaders Awards.

The Fit for the Future Network, founded with sustainable energy charity, Ashden, has also been nominated for the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards.

Meanwhile, our corporate partners Panasonic have been nominated in the Manufacturer of the Year category while Good Energy are up for a Company of the Year award.