Environment

Time to cash in on £4 million windfarm windfall for rural Denbighshire

A windfarm windfall of almost £4 million over 25 years is the green dividend for western Denbighshire – and residents are being urged to start cashing in now. Communities in a proposed area from Trefnant in the north to Maerdy, near Corwen, in the south and from the River Clwyd in the east over six […]

Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Lean green driving machine for North Wales’s first community car club

North Wales’s first ever community car club has been launched in Corwen and its sprightly lean ‘green’ driving machine has been given the thumbs-up by two of the region’s top politicians. Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones were at the launch of the Edeyrnion Community Car Club and took the […]

Carers launch campaign to save the planet – and orangutans

A call has gone out to care homes across North Wales to support a new campaign against single-use plastic and the wholesale destruction of rainforests to make unsustainable palm oil. Care Forum Wales is urging care home owners and other social care providers to do their bit to save the planet. The issue of palm oil […]

Hafod hit the heights at the UK’s renewable energy ‘Oscars’

A top North Wales green energy company has been named in the UK’s top three renewable heating installers at the industry’s annual national awards. Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables were presented with their award by Sir Lenny Henry at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the Hilton NEC Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. It was […]

Beauty spot restored with criminals’ cash

Cash seized from criminals is being used to help combat anti-social behaviour at a beauty spot in Colwyn Bay. Local people were being put off going to parts of the 50-acre Eirias Park because they were being blighted by petty crime and drug dealing. Now two environmental projects have secured a £2,500 grant from North […]

Inspirational estate makeover is an example to rest of Wales

The “inspirational” transformation of a housing estate in Llandudno has been hailed as an example to the rest of Wales. The plaudits came from Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, who was speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the ground-breaking project by housing association Cartrefi Conwy at the Tre Cwm […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Energy specialists go for hat-trick at the renewables Oscars

A leading North Wales green energy company is in the running for a hat-trick of awards at the renewables Oscars next month. Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables have been short-listed in three categories at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the Hilton NEC Metropole Hotel in Birmingham next month. They will be presented by […]

Community hydro energy project offers homeowners cut price electricity

Homeowners in the Corwen area could save themselves some cash while saving the planet and boosting the local economy. They are being invited to sign up to a community project to take advantage of the energy generated by the town’s very own hydro-electric power plant which started generating last year. It could be worth over […]