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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Sunday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10 Child £5

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Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

Sunday 8th January
Reas Wood Antrim
Free

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Save our Red Squirrels — plant a tree

Saturday 14th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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60–minute workout to increase the communication impact of your EU–funded project

Tuesday 17th January
Online
Free

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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 22nd January
Gilford Castle
Free

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Cold Busters – Tea Healing

Saturday 28th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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50% of UK energy is “low–carbon” 14 November 2016

Half of UK electricity comes from low–carbon sources for first time ever, claims new report (via The Independent)


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By Joe Watts

More than half of the UK’s electricity has come from low–carbon sources for the first time, a new study has found.

The research from energy company Drax, which operates a biomass power station, found electricity from low–emission sources had peaked at 50.2 per cent between July and September.

It comes after the Government announced plans that would see Britain’s coal–fired power stations probably close by 2025.

Drax has launched a new quarterly report in collaboration with Imperial College London on trends in the UK energy market.

The first edition published today, showed that in the last quarter, for the first time ever, more than half of the UK’s electricity was generated from low–carbon sources including UK nuclear, imported French nuclear, biomass, hydro, wind and solar.

Read more via The Independent…