U.K. National Trust to Power Historic Buildings With Renewables

(Bloomberg) — The U.K.’s National Trust, which looks after
the country’s historic buildings and countryside, will invest 30
million pounds ($46.7 million) in clean energy to power its
properties.

The charity plans to back more than 40 projects including
biomass and hydropower as it strives to get half its energy from
renewables by the end of the decade, it said Monday in an e-mailed statement. Some of the electricity produced will also be
sold to the grid, it said.

“Many of the properties in our care are energy-intensive
and in remote areas without access to mains gas,” Patrick Begg,
rural enterprise director at National Trust, said in the
statement.

Installing renewables will help the trust to shave about 4
million pounds a year off its energy bills.

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