The National Trust has replaced fossil fuels for renewable counterparts at its properties across the country and was honoured for making the change at a recent awards ceremony. The edie Environment and Energy Awards, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, recognise and celebrate excellence in green technologies. The National Trust won in the category of category of On-site Energy Generation.
Under the £33 million Renewable Energy Investment (REI) Programme, the conservation charity is undertaking over 40 renewables projects across the country involving heat pumps, biomass and solar power, to help generate 50 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Mike Hudson, Energy Programme Director at the National Trust, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised with this national award for our work to move our properties from oil to a range of renewable forms of energy.
“It can be quite a challenge given the range of special places we look after and the specific requirements of each project. But by investing in renewable energy production we are reducing our environmental impact and energy bills, enabling us to invest more funds in our vital conservation work around the country.”
The Trust is also in contention for a further two energy-related awards in the coming months having been shortlisted at the British Renewable Energy Awards and the Business Green Leaders Awards. In addition the Fit for the Future Network, founded with sustainable energy charity, Ashden, has also been nominated for the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards. Meanwhile, corporate partners Panasonic have been nominated in the Manufacturer of the Year category whilst Good Energy are up for a Company of the Year award.
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