National Trust champions on-site solutions in renewables revolution
EXCLUSIVE: The National Trust is continuing its march towards self-sufficient energy generation, having produced 12% of its heat from on-site renewable energy sources in 2016 – four years ahead of Britain's national renewable heat targets.
New research outlines economic windfall opportunity for post-Brexit farming
A new sustainable land management model that could direct millions of pounds towards farming methods that reduce flooding, restore wildlife and enhance clean water has been proposed by the National Trust and the Green Alliance.
National Trust calls for complete reform of British farm subsidies
The National Trust has called for complete reform of the British farm subsidy system after Brexit, by ending payments for owning land and only rewarding farmers who improve the environment and help wildlife.
Green and pleasant land: How the National Trust is making sustainability beautiful
In 1895, the National Trust was established to preserve Britain's heritage and open spaces. More than 120 years later, these areas need protecting from an even greater threat. The iron claws of urbanisation and the industrial revolution have slowly receded, replaced by the icy fangs of climate change.
Former home of oil tycoon given green makeover by National Trust
A country house in Warwickshire that was once powered by 25,000 litres of oil every year is now fuelled by two wood-pellet boilers, saving £6,000 a year on energy bills and 55 tonnes of carbon emissions.
National Trust's 'environmental dating agency' slashes CO2 emissions
An 'environmental dating agency', which brings together like-minded companies at events and meetings to help them share energy-saving tips, has helped members save nearly 15,000 tonnes of CO2 over the past year.
Brexit would be damaging for UK environment, experts warn
Leaving the EU could threaten a range of Britain's environmental policies from energy efficiency to natural capital, a group of high-level environment experts have told Environment Secretary Liz Truss.
National Trust installs 'modern art' solar array at historic garden
The National Trust has switched on a unique 175-panel solar array which has been likened to modern art due to its construction on rocky hillside terrain in north Wales.
Green groups urge Cameron to address 'woeful' environmental record
Leading environmental groups have written to Prime Minister David Cameron to criticise the scrapping of 10 green policies in the first few months of the new Conservative Government.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
It's been a hectic week for sustainability professionals, with the Summer Budget leaving many edie readers with some big numbers to mull over...
Green holidays: 5 sustainable tourist attractions
Tourism's relationship with the environment is complex: long-haul flights emit huge amounts of CO2 and visitors can negatively impact local ecosystems. But more and more tourist attractions are taking sustainability to heart.
National Trust announces £30m for renewable energy at historic sites
The National Trust is to invest £30m in renewable energy for its historic sites, the charity announced today (6 July).
Nestle & National Trust jump aboard Green Alliance nature crusade
Environmental think tank Green Alliance has partnered with Nestlé and the National Trust for the launch of two new projects which aim to address the UK Government's "failures" surrounding the decline of the nation's natural environment.
Hydropower to hit 2,000GW by 2050
The global hydroelectric power market, which already represents 76% of all renewable energy, could double to 2,000GW by 2050, according to the World Energy Council.
Co-op launches B2B green power business
The Co-operative Group has established a new business-to-business energy services arm known as Co-operative Power.
National Trust revisits past to harness green energy
The National Trust has taken another step closer to reaching its ambitious renewable energy targets by installing an innovative hydro-electric scheme at one of its properties in Cheshire.
National Trust aims to 'nurse British countryside back to health'
The British countryside will be "nursed back to health" by the National Trust under a new £1bn, 10-year plan, which takes the charity far beyond its conventional image of country houses and tearooms.
Power to the people: Green Alliance calls for more public involvement in UK environmental policy
Green Alliance has launched a new strategy focused on giving citizens a greater say in the nation's green infrastructure plans.
Royal recruit joins carbon-cutting network
The Royal Household - which operates at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen's Galleries - has become the latest organisation to sign up to the not-for-profit network, Fit for the Future.
Hydropower keeps National Trust on track to meet renewable energy goals
The National Trust has switched on a 100kW capacity hydro turbine in Snowdonia as part of the £3.5m pilot phase of its Renewable Energy Investment project.
National Trust partners with Panasonic to cut energy use
The National Trust has announced the establishment of a long-term partnership with electronics firm Panasonic which will help the organisation reduce its energy consumption by 20% and halve its fossil fuel use.
DECC publishes new water source heat map
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published a national water source heat map which highlights the significant opportunities that exist for more open water heat pump installations across the country.
Top academic urges Scotland to harness hidden heat in rivers
A leading academic has called for Scotland to follow Norway's lead and use heat pump technology to provide large-scale, low-carbon heat.
Hydropower returns to National Trust property which pioneered turbine technology
The National Trust is set to harness hydropower at Cragside in Northumberland more than a century after it became the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.
National Trust puts renewable energy in the spotlight
Less than a month after announcing the launch of its own renewable energy trading company, the National Trust has slashed its environmental footprint by today (22 May) switching on the UK's largest marine-source heat pump at a country house in North Wales.