In 2017, we made a five-year pledge to become a net generator of green energy. We are working towards this through significant energy savings by converting to electric cars, LED lighting and insulating roofs across the Estate. We have also focused efforts on green renewable energy projects including biomass, solar and hydro power.
We pledge that by 2027, we will become carbon neutral on scopes 1-3 of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol across all operations by 2027 and, beyond that, to remove 230,000 tonnes CO2e from the atmosphere by 2050.
It is our commitment that we will focus on reducing our carbon emissions across all business areas with our partners and suppliers as much as possible and that means changing how we deliver and operate in the coming years. Our challenge, as many businesses will face, is that we also need to generate income to survive and protect our magnificent place and the good we do for the economy. At some points we will therefore have to off-set our carbon. We will keep sharing our journey.
Dominic Hare, Blenheim CEO
As a landed Estate we are uniquely positioned to take positive action in protecting future generations. We believe a Nationally Significant proposal for solar, led by Photovolt Development Partners will help to safeguard this area and support global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on fossil fuels. Please visit www.botleywest.co.uk to share your views and find out more. To read further about why we are supporting this proposal click the button below.Learn more
We are proud to say we are establishing Blenheim’s Green Bank, which will offer funds for local, community projects to improve sustainability and/or adapt to climate change. By creating a Green Bank, it will allow us to better measure achievements and make support more accessible.
The Blenheim Green Loans would be provided exclusively to constituted bodies, such as Town and Parish Councils and are for larger scale projects. For example, if applicants take up government initiatives (such as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme) that would cover only a portion of the cost of a heat pump, they could apply for a Green Bank Loan to cover the remaining capital cost of the project.
The Blenheim Green Community Grants are for smaller scale community projects that promote sustainable environmental benefits, such as planting wildflower verges.