Chatsworth House can become a 'beacon of renewable energy', according to a Peak District National Park boss.
Jim DIxon believes the estate is a leading light in tackling climate change.
It is hugely encouraging that one of the national park's most important historic sites is at the forefront of tackling the modern challenge of climate change.
We hope that large organisations such as Chatsworth and ourselves can act as beacons of renewable energy in the national park, and inspire others to follow.
The Chatsworth Renewable Energy Centre will be officially opened today.
Its low carbon heat and power system will feed 97% of electricity and 72% of heating to the 300-room house, garden, shops and restaurants.
The centre has been funded by an attic sale of items in 2010. It has cost more than £2.5 million to build.
The Duke of Devonshire, said: “By using funds raised from the attic sale the past is playing its part in providing Chatsworth with a sustainable future by helping reduce our carbon footprint and supporting the on-going maintenance of our woodlands and ecosystem.”
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