Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

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Government sets out plans for clean energy system

The government has published long-awaited plans for shifting away from fossil fuel energy in the coming years, providing a vision of what our future clean energy system will look like.

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Construction begins on ground-breaking Energy House

The University of Salford’s cutting-edge Energy House 2.0 will allow researchers and technology developers to test energy use in houses built inside two giant weather-controlled chambers.

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Events workers retraining for retrofit in Greater Manchester

An innovative new project established by a theatre technician in Manchester is helping struggling events workers to tackle the climate crisis by retraining in energy efficient home retrofit.

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Joining the Dots: The Value of Critical Friends

With 12 partners already working on Greater Manchester’s IGNITION project, what insight can critical friends bring to the table to combat the climate emergency? Amanda Skeldon, IGNITION project Campaign Manager at Business in the Community explains.


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Green Summit 2020: your ENERGY questions answered

Throughout this year’s Green Summit, we asked viewers to post their questions each day for our speakers to answer.   We tried to answer as many as we could by the live chat stream, however there were some questions which needed a more thorough answer.   This is our response collated from colleagues and partners…

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Plans in development for local energy network to boost green ambitions in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has begun work on ambitious plans to revolutionise energy networks across the city-region, supporting a lower carbon future and our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2038.

Why Do We Need Green Walls?

We know that green walls look beautiful, but their performance goes way beyond aesthetics. If urban planners, businesses, and local authorities can capitalise on this opportunity to utilise the vast surface area walls take up in our urban areas we could transform how the built environment functions.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020: The Highlights

Last week we saw the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 which took place over four days. This year for the first time ever all our content, including presentations, talking heads, in-depth interviews and live Q&As were online where people could tune in from their homes.

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New University-led energy agency to turn Greater Manchester green

A new Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) to be established between three Greater Manchester universities, local government and industry has been announced today with the aim of kick-starting a decade of clean energy innovation to meet the region’s 2038 carbon neutral target.

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Five councils across Manchester win funding for pioneering renewable energy project

Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.


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