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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

Largest survey of energy switch scenarios shows renewables can deliver all-hours, all-year 100% electricity needs

In the largest survey yet of the delivery potential from rising renewable energy supplies, a new report launched today by the Centre for Alternative Technology shows that clean energy could now meet all our electricity needs, at all times of the day, and all year round. The report – Raising Ambition: Zero Carbon Scenarios from … Continue reading "Largest survey of energy switch scenarios shows renewables can deliver all-hours, all-year 100...

CAT Conference 2018

The time is fast approaching once again for our flagship event of the year, the CAT conference. From 5th to 7th October around 80-100 people from the CAT community will get together for a weekend of networking, discussion and reflection among people dedicated to taking action on the serious issues we face. The theme for … Continue reading "CAT Conference 2018" The post CAT Conference 2018 appeared first on Blog from the Centre for...

School holiday fun at CAT

Whether you are looking for a fun day out with the family, an opportunity to learn more about the world of sustainability, or the chance to develop new skills, CAT is the place to be this summer. The theme this year is the story of water, with lots of fun and engaging free family activities … Continue reading "School holiday fun at CAT" The post School holiday fun at CAT appeared first on Blog from the Centre for Alternative Techn

Zero Carbon Ireland – CAT gives evidence to Irish Parliament

On Tuesday 10th July, CAT’s Paul Allen was in Ireland giving evidence to the Irish Assembly Dáil Éireann on ways of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Drawing on CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) work, Paul was invited by Brid Smith TD to offer evidence on the ‘Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency … Continue reading "Zero Carbon Ireland – CAT gives evidence to Irish Parliament" The post Zero...

CAT graduate wins British Renewable Installer of the Year 

A company founded by a CAT graduate  is celebrating a win as British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year. Cambridge Solar Ltd was awarded the accolade at the Renewable Energy Association Awards in London on 16th June. Founded by CAT graduate Owen Morgan, the company has installed solar panels at nearly 400 sites across the … Continue reading "CAT graduate wins British Renewable Installer of the Year " The post CAT gradu...