Environment

Sunshine makes big savings for solar-powered dairy farmer

The sun is shining on a top dairy farm in Denbighshire and helping it save over £10,000 a year on its huge electricity bills. The herd of 370 Holstein cattle at Kilford Farm, near Denbigh, produce over three million litres of milk a year but a huge milking parlour used twice a day eats up […]

Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

Thousands of green fingered tourists will be heading to North Wales for a spectacular 16-day festival of gardens. A packed programme of events, ranging from behind the scenes guided tours and photography competitions to a squirrel watch and a vintage car rally will be staged as part of the Festival of Gardens North Wales. The […]

Community spirited pupils volunteer to help give their estate a spring clean

Schoolchildren joined in to help local community groups give their housing estate a major spring clean. The team’s litter picking efforts ensured the Peulwys estate in Llysfaen was left spic and span and they were rewarded with some well-earned bacon butties at the community centre after they finished. The operation was spearheaded by community regeneration […]

Vital supplies for farm vets on the road from North Wales thanks to delivery company Delsol

Vital supplies for farm vets to keep sheep and other livestock free of potentially lethal parasites are being kept on the road by North Wales delivery firm Delsol. The courier company transports around 40 tonnes a week of pallets and parcels for Bimeda, which makes and distributes animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals. Delsol’s HGVs […]

Renewables company teams up with green giant for batteries to power the home

A renewable energy company is celebrating after clinching a deal to fit solar-powered batteries made by the manufacturers of the Tesla high performance electric cars. According to Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables, the technology is going to provide a shot in the arm to the solar power industry because it stores up energy that would otherwise be […]

Top Tory warns of terminal threat to Welsh timber industry

The Welsh timber industry faces a terminal threat from a shortage of wood caused by decades of under-planting, a leading politician has warned. Paul Davies, the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, was speaking after a visit to Clifford Jones Timber, the UK’s largest manufacturer of fence posts, in Denbighshire. The company, which processes 100,000 tons […]

Five world premieres at one music festival

Final preparations are being made for a top music festival where there will be no fewer than five world premieres – along with a session of building Lego to music. Among the new works being unveiled at Bangor Music Festival on Saturday (February 18) will be a composition by one of Europe’s most talented young […]

Artistic solar scheme hailed as global icon

A solar installation has been hailed as one of the world’s best – along with projects at an international airport in India and in the Sahara Desert. The 175-panel array was installed at the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley by St Asaph-based Carbon Zero Renewables and has now been included in a […]

Minister holds Brexit discussions with top timber company

The challenges of Brexit were on the agenda when the Welsh Government’s Environment Minister paid a visit to the Denbighshire headquarters of one of the UK’s biggest timber companies. Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, was given a tour of the Clifford Jones Timber plant at Ruthin where they process […]

UK’s first solar-powered aquarium supplies warmth to revive rare turtle

A green energy company from St Asaph has helped turn a sea zoo into the UK’s first solar powered aquarium – and the sun’s rays are now helping to revive a rare sea turtle. The boost from the banks of solar panels fitted by Carbon Zero Renewables are already providing vital warmth for the Olive […]