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Unusual side effect of the National Trust Snowdon Hydro

Early on we had flippantly said that the hydro would help reduce heavy metal contamination of Afon Cwm Llan. The river is subject to seepage from the tens of copper mine workings in the area. Iron Oxide and Copper contamination. … Continue reading

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15th Century House and a 21st Century App’. Energy controls. National Trust Wales Egryn

Dating back to the 1460’s Egryn Abbey as its called on the map is a stunning farm on the Merionethshire coast. The site has been occupied for over 4000 years from early bronze age to us  in the last 10 … Continue reading

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Logs good, wood pellets bad? Not that simple. National Trust Wales do both

I was down in the new visitor building at Penrhyn Castle today. The building is a vision in Larch. Paul and I had popped down to have a look at the new wood pellet space heater (with a nice hot … Continue reading

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Gorillas, altitude sickness, credit cards and Buckingham palace. Quite an evening!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Buckingham Palace as part of the 50th anniversary memorial of Churchill’s death. The reason for the invite is that I am something called a Churchill Fellow. This came about after gaining … Continue reading

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Community Heat Conference. My musings #communityheat

  Yesterday was Birmingham and I had been invited to talk as part of the DECC community heat conference. My focus was the Plas Newydd marine source, community opportunity and also risks  based on the NT few years of experience … Continue reading

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The heat is on. Multiple renewable heating systems being installed by the National Trust… today!

A quick visit to Hafod y Llan this morning to have a look at what’s happening on the heating front. It’s all go here and a few other properties Clive is installing 2 new heavy mass wood pellet space heaters at … Continue reading

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Popping down to the South West to help and learn renewables from colleagues. The Welsh Pasty addicts

Its been a few sunny, snowy, thundery, rainy days down in Devon and Cornwall. As part of our wider heat and hydro remit in the National Trust Paul and I spent a few days in Cornwall and Devon looking, discussing and … Continue reading

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