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

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Manchester raises the bar with new carbon target

Manchester City Council has today announced its plan to bring forward its ambition to become a zero carbon city by twelve years, with a revised target of 2038.

Vertogen, Bury

Wind turbine innovator looks to generate investment

A Bury company with a unique vertical wind turbine designed and manufactured entirely in the North West is working with specialists to find investment and bring its design to market.

Manchester Met John Dalton Building Exterior

Manchester Met represents the North West in European green energy project

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - a €1.4 billion programme supporting green energy research and innovation across Europe - has published a major report, with Manchester Metropolitan University representing the entire North West region of England.

Warm Homes - Anne Lord

GMCA central heating scheme lowering energy bills

Our long, hot summer seems like a distant memory and with temperatures dropping a GMCA-backed scheme is helping homes get ready for winter.

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Major brands pledge to make Greater Manchester's green city vision a reality

Some of the largest companies in Greater Manchester have pledged to ramp up their environmental commitments following discussions with mayor Andy Burnham.

Village Greens Community Co-op

Good for business: How switching to clean electricity could benefit your organisation

Here’s a crazy fact… Despite most people supporting the use of clean energy to power homes and businesses, hardly any of us have actually switched to a renewable electricity tariff.

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As a £1.5bn investment into electric vehicle infrastructure is announced, new research reveals only 2% of Brits currently own one

A lack of understanding of and misconceptions around electric vehicles prove the major barriers to purchase.

Springboard - Andy Burnham & Cllr Alex Ganotis

Greater Manchester’s Springboard to a Green City Region

Ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe were approved on 27 July 2018.

Kings Quality building

Wigan food firm cooks up energy savings

Kings Quality Foods is saving more than £10,000 per year after installing new LED light fittings and implementing a number of other zero cost measures at its factory in Wigan.

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Energised & engaged: Community Energy Conference 2018

This year’s Community Energy Conference on 23rd June kicked off the largest Community Energy Fortnight to date, with over 150 events taking place across the country celebrating communities who are actively engaging with the energy system.

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