Author Archives: Keith Jones

Spoilt fror choice or not knowing which horse to back… energy conundrum?

Tomorrow I will be a panelist in the Institute of Welsh Affairs event in Bangor University debating ‘Whats the best future energy mix of energy for North Wales and its people’ I’m there representing distributed and community energy. For me the … Continue reading

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The National Trust’s research ambitions. Knowing more, to look after what we all care for better

Yesterday and it was Manchester. I attended one of the three workshops the National Trust is holding on its journey to setting itself up as an accredited Independent Research Organisation but also developing on its new research strategy into a … Continue reading

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Kerb stones, mud, manure = fantastic pizza!

Forgot to do this blog this summer. I set myself a goal to build and earth oven in the back garden. I have been thinking about it for a while and when they found the remains of the oldest in … Continue reading

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…and which log stove did i choose?

Firstly thanks to all those who suggested makes and types from my previous blog . In the end I went for a Morso Owl. There are several reasons why. The main one being the shape of my square, deep inglenook … Continue reading

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That’s a pretty power-house! Re visit to the hydro projects in the Lake District. Quality!

Give credit where credit’s due. The National Trust in Wales are known as ground breakers within the NT for doing environmental work especially renewable energy but the Lake District… and it pains me to say this, do build really tidy … Continue reading

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Cyd Ynni. Community energy in NW Wales shifting gear. Communities creating jobs. Have a look!

Its been a few years since we created the Cyd Ynni network / consortium in NW Wales. the community energy companies of Ynni Ogwen, Ynni Padarn Peris, Ynni Anafon, Ynni Ocar  and Fferm Moelyci decided to share assets, gain more … Continue reading

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Climate change, COP23; our heritage. Not a big consideration in the conference but could be part of the answer

I have had a few weeks since coming back from COP23 in Bonn and thinking about the whole conference but also why I was there. I was there to represent the International National Trust Organisation (INTO) and the National Trust … Continue reading

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