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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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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…