24 May 2016
Good things are coming your way as we release this month’s news feed. Read on for positive stories coming out of the Network and examples of the great work being done by our members.
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RSPB is now generating an amount of clean, renewable energy that is equivalent to half the electricity needed across all its UK sites thanks to the installation of a wind turbine. The turbine is providing a direct supply of green electricity to RSPB headquarters. More here
The Canal & River Trust will save over 200 tonnes of CO2 and enough energy to power 119 UK homes every year thanks to the completion of LED lighting conversions across 16 sites. They have also commissioned a network of 12 electric vehicle charge points to support their growing fleet of electric & hybrid vehicles.
A ground-breaking community energy initiative is now underway in the town of Wadebridge, Cornwall . The Sunshine Tariff links peak daytime production of renewable electricity with smart technology to offer lower daytime prices to local people. The project is the first of its kind in the UK. More here.
The Crown Estate has given the go ahead for construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm to commence. To be located off Scotland’s east coast at Buchan Deep, the five turbines are expected to power about 20,000 households. More here.
Both National Trust and The Crown Estate scooped Edie live awards for their outstanding sustainability work this May. The National Trust won for Onsite Energy Generation, and The Crown Estate for Sustainable Building of the Year.
The Charterhouse is soon to embark on a landmark project with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Revealing the Charterhouse’ is a partnership with the Museum of London, and will lead to opening up the 650 year old site and inviting visitors to discover the former monastery’s dramatic story. More here.
An Iconic Welsh YHA youth hostel has gained international recognition for environmental excellence YHA Idwal, the YHA’s oldest location in Wales, has become one of the first hostels to achieve Green Key status, an international FEE (Federation of Environmental Education) programme run by the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy. More here