Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, has announced that it will be continuing its relationship with green electricity supplier Good Energy for a further two years.

The partnership will see the two organisations working together to raise awareness of climate change, inspiring the Trust’s four million UK members to do something simple to tackle the issue by switching to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity.

National Trust rural enterprises director, Patrick Begg, said: "We are really pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Good Energy which has helped to showcase how renewable technologies can be made to work in some of the country’s most sensitive landscapes and historic environments. By signing up to Good Energy our members can support the work we do to help maintain a healthy, beautiful natural environment in the face of today’s conservation challenges."

Good Energy and the National Trust first announced their partnership in 2013 with the launch of the Trust’s £3.5M pilot renewable energy investment programme. Following the success of five renewable energy pilot projects, the trust has announced an investment of £30M in more than 40 further renewable energy schemes at places in its care. It has committed to reducing its energy use by 20%, halving fossil fuel consumption and generating 50% of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020. This will save the charity around £4M each year to fund more conservation projects.

Projects the National Trust has worked on so far include the 100kW Hafod y Porth small hydro scheme in Snowdonia; an award winning 300kW marine source heat pump at Plas Newydd on Anglesey; and a 100kW hydro turbine at Sticklebarn Tavern in Great Langdale.