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Two Architecture Events at CAT 5th – 18th May

Two Architecture Events are taking place at CAT in May as part of the Wales Festival of Architecture. An exhibition will take place 5th – 18th May whilst Architect Ceri Davies will speak about her work on Thursday 10th May. Exhibition: Added Dimension 5th – 18th May | Visitor Centre open daily 10am – 5pm WISE Foyer, Centre for Alternative Technology Click for visitor centre prices and further information Exhibition showing the work of local architects’ practices, highlighting the... Read More ››

Environmental hustings at CAT

On 7 April, in the run up to the Welsh Assembly Elections, CAT hosted an environmental hustings in association with the Dyfi Biosphere. All six major parties in Wales were invited to come and share their views and policies on some of the today’s most pressing issues. Questions ranged from the impacts of agriculture and land-use patterns to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and from scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay to community renewables. Spokespeople joined us from Welsh... Read More ››

Renewable energy teaching at CAT

In response to feedback and demand from potential students, CAT is starting a process of reviewing how we deliver renewable energy teaching in our Graduate School of the Environment. As a result we will not be taking new intakes of students onto the MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment (REBE) course as it is currently structured. Over the next year we will be developing a new Masters course in renewable energy which will build on the success of... Read More ››

Sir John Houghton Bursary for CAT graduate school

Sir John Houghton, former co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessment Working Group and former Chief Executive of the Met Office, has made a donation of £60,000 to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) to create an annual bursary for a student beginning one of the Masters courses at the Graduate School of the Environment. CAT’s mission is to inspire, inform and enable people with practical solutions for sustainability. Our Graduate School offers a... Read More ››

Student open space day tackles barriers to Zero Carbon Britain

Students from the Centre for Alternative Technology’s (CAT’s) Graduate School of the Environment held an interactive Open Space day to discuss barriers to bringing about a rapid transition to a low carbon economy. The outcomes of the day are being fed into the Zero Carbon Britain – Making it Happen research currently being undertaken by CAT. The open space style of the event meant the day started with 40 people but no agenda. The participants came up with and... Read More ››

Stay at CAT during the Weekend of Adventure!

Come to Machynlleth and embrace your spirit of adventure! CAT offers great, reasonably priced accommodation for your group. Whether it’s a group of friends wanting to ride the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin, or attempting the Mach 1 to 4 routes around the Dyfi Valley, you’ll need somewhere to stay that can accomodate you. Our on site accomodation is friendly and reasonably priced, we have bike racks, and we really don’t mind a bit of mud splatter!... Read More ››

Environmental hustings at CAT – 7th April

In the run-up to the Welsh Assembly elections, we are hosting an environmental hustings at CAT in association with the Dyfi Biosphere – and we’d love you to join us. 6pm – 7pm: Join us for a meal (£5) in the CAT café and submit your questions for the panel 7pm – 8.30pm: Panel Q&As in the WISE Sheppard Theatre 8.30pm – 10pm: Stay for a drink and discuss the issues raised   The... Read More ››

‘Zero carbon to be enshrined in UK law’

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) welcomes the news that the government intends to enshrine a commitment to zero carbon in UK law, and calls on Ministers to outline a clear plan for how this target will be reached. CAT Chief Executive Adrian Ramsay said: The climate science demands that we get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the second half of this century. To do this, we must set ambitious targets and we must start investing in... Read More ››

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