Environment

Top North Wales attraction to launch £1 million green energy project

An iconic eco-friendly North Wales attraction is resurrecting plans for an ambitious £1million sustainable expansion project. Anglesey Sea Zoo hopes to start work on the extension to their premises at Brynsiencyn, on the Menai Strait, at the end of this year. The eco-build project will double the current size of the facility, which lies on […]

Diving with great white sharks all in a day’s work for Bangor University graduate Alison

A Bangor University graduate whose day job gets her up close and personal with the ocean’s most terrifying predator is featuring in a new Channel 4 marine wildlife series. Marine biologist Alison Towner has become a global expert in the ecology of great white sharks following almost 15 years of research in South Africa. The […]

Police walking on the wild side after copping top eco award

A former factory site has been transformed into an award-winning haven for wildlife by the arrival of Wales’s most modern police station. North Wales Police’s new Eastern Command and Custody Facility on Llay Industrial Estate has picked up a major environmental accolade for the sensitive way it has been developed. Where the huge Sharp electronics […]

Search is on to find climate change business heroes

A search has been launched to find Net Zero heroes as companies across North Wales and Merseyside battle to reduce carbon emissions. The challenge has been set by the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council who are organising a major online conference, Net Zero 2021, on Thursday, May 20, in a bid to inspire business […]

North Wales rapeseed waste for beauty products, burgers, and building panels

Scientists from Bangor University are working on a three-year £3million European scheme to save millions of tons of waste from food production being dumped in landfill or in the fields. They aim to turn the unused leftovers from fruit, vegetable and grain crops from agriculture into products ranging from chemicals for the food industry, building […]

Ocean scientists use seabed mapping to help position giant windfarm

Scientists at Bangor University are playing a critical role in paving the way for one of the world’s biggest wind farms off the coast of North Wales. They are working with German renewable energy giant RWE on the siting of the Awel y Mor extension which will more than double the size of the Gwynt […]

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 […]