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21 March 2024
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Successful Decarbonisation Event Empowers Businesses to Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future

Growing Mid Wales, in partnership with Powys and Ceredigion County Councils, recently hosted a decarbonisation event on at Bargoed Farm, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and businesses committed to exploring ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.

The event Sustainable business solutions in Mid Wales: Minimising emissions and costs featured insightful panel discussions, interactive workshops, and presentations from Business Wales, the Regional Skills Partnership and the energy networks. Attendees had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and practical strategies to decarbonise their operations and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Jointly, Ceredigion County Councillor Keith Henson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environmental Services and Carbon Management and Powys County Councillor Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys said:

“We are thrilled to see the widespread commitment from businesses across sectors to embrace decarbonisation as a fundamental aspect of their operations.

“This event served as a platform to share knowledge, showcase innovations, and forge collaborations that will collectively drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.

“It was great to see Mid Wales businesses also benefit from the wide and varied support available to understand how decarbonising their business can help promote Mid Wales as a place to do green business with.”

The event aligns with Growing Mid Wales’ and the two local authorities’ ongoing mission to empower businesses to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their carbon footprint. By fostering dialogue, collaboration, and innovation, Growing Mid Wales aims to be a catalyst for positive change in the region.

Bargoed Farm is committed to becoming a carbon neutral business. During the event Geraint Thomas, Bargoed Farm owner, provided a tour, showing the sustainability practices they currently follow.

He said:

“The decarbonisation event was a great opportunity for us to share current practices, our knowledge and ways we’ve addressed challenges so that we could help to show other businesses how to start or ramp up their sustainability journey. Let's carry forward this momentum, I hope that this is the first of many opportunities that will bring green business in Mid Wales to the forefront of conversation.”

Thank you to National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED), National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), Scottish Power Energy Network (SPEN) and Wales and West Utilities (WWU) who kindly sponsored the event.

For more information on Growing Mid Wales and future sustainability events, visit www.growingmid.wales/Energy+NetZero or sign up to receive a monthly newsletter featuring the latest news on Growing Mid Wales developments by emailing [email protected].

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