On March 11, Growing Mid Wales held a decarbonisation event in partnership with Powys and Ceredigion County Councils.

The Bargoed Farm event drew together industry leaders, experts and businesses focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.

Titled 'Sustainable business solutions in Mid Wales: Minimising emissions and costs', it featured presentations, interactive workshops and panel discussions providing knowledge on how to decarbonise operations and make sustainable future contributions.

Ceredigion County Councillor Keith Henson and Powys County Councillor Jackie Charlton said: "We are thrilled to see the widespread commitment from businesses across sectors to embrace decarbonisation as a fundamental aspect of their operations.

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

They also commended Mid Wales businesses for taking advantage of resources to understand how decarbonising can help promote Mid Wales as a green business hub.

Bargoed Farm owner Geraint Thomas, who is committed to turning his farm into a carbon-neutral business, guided a tour during the event.

He said: "The decarbonisation event was a great opportunity for us to share current practices, our knowledge and ways we’ve addressed challenges."

In line with the objectives of Growing Mid Wales and the two local councils, the event furthers the mission to empower businesses in adopting sustainable practices and reducing their carbon footprint through fostering dialogue, collaboration and innovation.

National Grid Electricity Distribution, National Grid Electricity Transmission, Scottish Power Energy Network, and Wales and West Utilities sponsored the event.