Environment

Seabed survey is major staging post for £590m tidal lagoon project

Plans for a £590 million tidal lagoon have taken a major step forward after the “encouraging” preliminary results of a seabed survey. The initial findings of the second of a series of three studies showed the sea floor below the Dee Estuary is well-suited to bear the load of the proposed 6.7 kilometre lagoon wall, […]

North Wales can become hub of UK’s green future says top nuclear scientist

North Wales is in pole position to become the hub of the UK’s green energy future, according to the leading scientist who heads Bangor University’s Nuclear Futures Institute. At stake is £525 million for a new generation of small nuclear reactors (SMRs) which can be used to produce medical isotopes as well as power with […]

Planners give green light to high tech homes that will provide £60m boost to local economy

The go-ahead has been given for 107 new homes in the Conwy Valley which are “ideal for homeworkers” and will provide a £60 million boost to the local economy. Conwy County Borough Council’s planning committee gave their blessing to the Maes-y-Felin scheme on the outskirts of Glan Conwy. According to Calon Homes, it will also […]

Social enterprise unveils ambitious plans for 350 zero carbon homes and 50 new jobs

A social enterprise has announced ambitious plans to build nearly 350 carbon zero homes after clinching a five-year deal with the company that developed them. Creating Enterprise have signed a contract with Beattie Passive giving them exclusive rights to their pioneering Passivhaus build system in North Wales until 2025. Around 50 new jobs will be […]

Solar energy grant helps rural campaigners give power to the people

Community campaigners determined to make their town the greenest in Wales are celebrating a National Lottery grant worth almost £10,000 to help tackle climate change. South Denbighshire Community Partnership (SDCP) is one of 30 organisations in Wales to receive a grant from The National Lottery Climate Action Fund worth £9,655 to boost efforts to reduce […]

Locals rally to back town’s home-grown renewable energy project

A plan to transform Corwen into one of Wales’s greenest towns with its own renewable energy scheme fed by locally-generated hydro and solar power systems has won the support of residents. The Corwen Energy Local project is scheduled to go live in April and aims to sign up 60 households to switch to low-cost, eco-friendly […]

Green-fingered schoolchildren help food distribution firm plant more than 500 trees

A GREEN-FINGERED group of schoolchildren have helped a growing food distribution firm plant more than 500 trees as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Harlech Foodservice, which has its headquarters on Parc Bwyd, Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth, enlisted the skills of 10 youngsters, aged between seven and 11 from nearby Ysgol […]

Corwen on course to be at the vanguard of the green revolution in Wales

Corwen is on course to be one of the greenest towns in Wales thanks to a ground-breaking energy project aimed at cutting local electricity bills and making money for renewable energy providers – and for the community. The town already has its own community hydro-electric project fed from the Pen y Pigyn Reservoir but now […]

Green energy experts Hafod scoop accolade at star-studded event

A top North Wales green energy company has again been named in the UK’s top three renewable heating installers at the UK’s biggest annual green industry awards. Hafod Renewables, based in the Vale of Clwyd, were presented with their award by actor James Nesbitt at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the […]

Company bosses urged to join the war against climate change

Company bosses in Wrexham are being urged to reduce their use of packaging and plastic waste in the war against climate change. The plea came from Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths, who is also the Welsh Government Minister for the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, at the annual dinner of Wrexham Business Professionals. The group is made […]