5. Become a net generator of green energy

Within the next seven years, our goal was to become a net generator of green energy. We know that the actions we take today in this regard will help protect our natural resources for the future. We are thrilled that with the planned addition of a 7Mw solar generation facility in the North East of the Estate, in fact we are on target to achieve this by 2022 due to our use of biomass, solar, hydro power and various other green technologies.

The recent installation of 196 solar panels near the site of our bottling plant and rural offices is set to generate 50kW of electricity and save the bottling plant around £4500, a year

Our biopower (replacing two old, inefficient boilers) generates 250kW, providing enough green energy to power our Pleasure Gardens facilities, greenhouses and offices. At the Bladon Cascade, a 10-metre Closed Compact Screw system is supplying homes on the Estate with 78,000 kWh of energy

Whilst clearly of huge benefit from an environmental and sustainability perspective, an additional key benefit is that the money saved by energy inefficiencies can be re-directed to our other projects.

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We are among the UK's Greenest Attractions

We are among the UK's Greenest Attractions

We are proud to be among the UK’s ‘greenest’ tourist attractions, according to a new audit by Green Tourism.

Blenheim to phase out single use plastics

Blenheim to phase out single use plastics

We've announced plans to phase out the use of single-use plastics as part of our ongoing goal of becoming a net producer of green energy in the next 10…

Blenheim leads the charge to drive down emissions...

Blenheim leads the charge to drive down emissions...

We have unveiled the first of a fleet of new electric vehicles as part of our commitment to become a net generator of green energy.