Environment

Sun, rain and even air – village hall gets greener thanks to windfarm windfall

A Vale of Clwyd village hall could be the greenest in Wales literally thanks to a windfall from a renewable energy giant. The building at Llanbedr DC, near Ruthin, dates back to the First World War but it’s very 21st century thanks to a brand-new air-source heating system. That’s been installed by award-winning green energy […]

Uni experts say celebrities can influence mask-wearing more than politicians

Social media influencers like footballer Marcus Rashford and other celebrities from music, TV and film could have a vital role to play in persuading the public to wear masks to combat Covid according to a leading Bangor University academic. That’s the message from Professor Nathan Abrams who heads a ten-strong team from the university who […]

Call for renewable energy apprenticeships to help meet Government green targets

The Welsh Government must introduce renewable energy apprenticeships if Wales is to play its part in meeting the UK’s ambitious target of 600,000 green homes a year by 2028, according to one of Wales’s leading renewable system installers. David Jones, Managing Director of award-winning Vale of Clwyd-based Hafod Renewables, says a lack of apprenticeship-style courses […]

Eco-friendly financial firm scoops top green award

A fast-growing financial advisory firm from Flintshire that specialises in ethical investments has won a top environmental award. Mold-based Celtic Financial Planning won the micro business award at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their […]

Eco-friendly Sea Zoo wins top green award

The UK’s first solar powered aquarium has won a top environmental award. Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn won the small business category at the inaugural Net Zero Leaders’ Awards for their eco-friendly approach. The awards were organised by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council as part of their Net Zero 2021 online conference […]

Lockdown home improvements boom worth £1 million to green energy experts

An award-winning renewable energy specialist is riding a lockdown boom in orders which has seen turnover soar by £1 million in the past 12 months. Vale of Clwyd-based Hafod Renewables has installed £2.8 million-worth of new green energy systems in homes across North Wales and Cheshire as householders have swapped holidays for home improvements. The […]

Rising sea levels threaten North Wales road and rail links warn uni experts

Rising sea levels could cut North Wales main A55 road link, wash away railways, swamp holiday resorts and threaten businesses along the coast by the end of this century, according to leading ocean scientists. That’s the warning from two Bangor University academics who have just published a major new work on the future of the […]

Forest of rare trees kept in the dark for major North Wales planting project

One of the rarest and most valuable trees in Europe is among a mini-forest stored in suspended animation and ready to be planted across North East Wales. It’s part of a major native tree-planting programme being carried out by the North Wales Wildlife Trust from their base at Maeshafn, near Mold. Sixteen-thousand small saplings are […]

Boss of eco-friendly Iceland urges North Wales companies to join green crusade

The UK’s “greenest grocer” has launched an appeal to companies across North Wales and Merseyside to join the carbon zero crusade to help save the planet. The call to arms from Richard Walker, the managing director of pioneering eco-aware supermarket Iceland, came ahead of Net Zero 2021, a major online business conference. Themes at the […]