Environment

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 […]

TV firm flying high after programme is sold to 50 countries and wins top award

A documentary programme that reveals the inside story of how the giant wings of the Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ make their first journey has been sold to be shown in 50 countries worldwide. The global co-production was led by North Wales television company, Cwmni Da, who are also celebrating after the series about the world’s tides […]

Eco-friendly sea zoo wins green award

The UK’s first solar powered aquarium was among the big winners at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn clinched the Green Award at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards thanks to their eco-friendly approach. Since Frankie Hobro took over the sea zoo […]

TV farmer says online abuse over chef’s grey squirrel pasties is nuts

High-profile farmer Gareth Wyn Jones has leapt to the defence of a TV chef who’s been abused by online trolls over his plans to cook grey squirrels as part of a Christmas feast on his show. Larger than life Chris Roberts, from Caernarfon, was subjected to a “bonkers backlash” after appealing for help to find […]

Holidays just got greener as caravan park harnesses the power of the sun

One of the North Wales coast’s ‘greenest’ caravan parks has just become even more eco-friendly after harnessing the area’s famous sunshine to help power its mobile homes – and save themselves money in the process. Energy experts Hafod Renewables have just installed an 86-panel solar array at the Ty Gwyn Holiday Park, at Towyn, Abergele, […]