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Centre for Alternative Technology CAT

Centre for Alternative Technology

Europe's leading Eco-centre

Set against the backdrop of beautiful Snowdonia, this unique visitor attraction is guaranteed to entertain, inform and fascinate all the members of your family.

Lifted up by 'the water-balanced' cliff railway with its breathtaking views visitors arrive at our 7 acre display gardens, crammed with exhibitions displays and information.

Whether you want learn all about the environment, how to save energy and money in your home or just enjoy the gardens, shops and the excellent vegetarian restaurant it will be an experience to treasure and remember.

The Centre for Alternative Technology is concerned with presenting solutions to environmental problems, rather than the doom and gloom view, we take a positive and uplifting approach, demonstrating all kinds of environmental technologies in an interesting and informative way. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) was founded in 1973 on the site of the disused Llwyngwern slate quarry near Machynlleth, in Mid Wales and has evolved into Mid Wales' most unique and popular visitor attraction.


Please visit www.cat.org.uk for details on day visits, our residential courses and for lots of useful environmental information and contacts.

Centre for Alternative Technology Blog

Plans for a Zero Carbon Mid Wales discussed with Minister

CAT hosted a visit from UK Government Minister for Wales Lord Nick Bourne today – giving us the opportunity to press for ambitious action on climate change and discuss CAT’s role in promoting practical solutions. Lord Bourne’s visit to CAT comes during a month when the UN has issued a stark report showing the urgency … Continue reading "Plans for a Zero Carbon Mid Wales discussed with Minister" The post Plans for a Zero Carbon Mid W...

Target zero – a message from CAT to the UK government

If the UK Government wants to create a truly ‘Green GB’, they should start by committing to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Following last week’s release of the IPCC report on climate impacts, the UK government has officially asked the Committee on Climate Change to explore targets and strategies for staying within 1.5 degrees … Continue reading "Target zero – a message from CAT to the UK government" The post Target z...

CAT calls for cross-party consensus on climate action plan

As major UK political parties sign up to the net-zero target demanded by the latest climate science, CAT calls for a cross-party consensus around a delivery plan by 2040, to ensure the UK gains full benefits from playing its part in a just transition. Paul Allen reports. Since last week’s release of the IPCC 1.5C … Continue reading "CAT calls for cross-party consensus on climate action plan" The post CAT calls for cross-party consen...

Net zero needed – stark warning from IPCC demands urgent action

‘Rapid,  far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ are required if humanity is to stay within the threshold of 1.5 degrees of global temperature rise and prevent really dangerous levels of climate change, according to a report released today by the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Looking at the difference between … Continue reading "Net zero needed – stark warning from IPCC demands urgent actio...

A low carbon pathway for Wales – Centre for Alternative Technology reaction

Responding to the Welsh Government’s consultation on low carbon pathways for Wales, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) welcomes the commitment to action on climate change, but calls for more ambitious targets. CAT Chief Executive Adrian Ramsay said: “If we are to stay within the internationally agreed ‘safe’ limit of 2 degrees C global temperature … Continue reading "A low carbon pathway for Wales – Centre for Alternative Technolo...