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Low carbon and renewables are big business

Ricki Unger reports on Low Carbon and Renewables week at the International Festival for Business.

It's our castle, not our keep

Baron Frankal on the economics of our housing market and the rise and rise of the 'rentysomethings'.

Skyline

RENEW Northwest's legacy lives on

RENEW Northwest allow access to their archives, encouraging professionals in regeneration to learn from their experiences.

Lead image above taken from the 2014 M:ACF Annual Report, featuring beekeeping atop Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Len Grant.

Juniper keynote at a Certain Future AGM

Manchester's climate change plan will report on progress and feature a keynote address from a leading climate campaigner at its AGM on Tuesday, 10 June.

Image of detail of low carbon housing retrofit by Charlie Baker

Smart communities demo for Low Carbon Hub

A new partnership between Greater Manchester's local authorities and one of Japan's leading organisations for energy research is delivering smart heat to 600 local homes.

Andreas Demmelbauer, Solar Panel

The Sunshine of St John's community generation project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles St John's Sunshine, an innovative project to bring together church, community and energy generation.

Liverpool Arena

From a regenerated Mersey to global Atlantic Gateway

Walter Menzies, former CEO of The Mersey Basin Campaign introduces the latest projects from the Atlantic Gateway Partnership including plans to create a 'Landscape for Prosperity'.

TUC, NUS and UCU demonstration, Manchester, 29th January 2011 by Flickr user Plashing Vole

Poverty Action Group calls for an end to unfair benefits sanctions

Steve Connor reports on the latest call from the Greater Manchester Poverty Action Group to rein in cuts that are hitting the poorest, hardest.

Image from Flickr user Mikey - https://www.flickr.com/photos/fire_up_the_quattro/

Manchester hosts world symposium on Sustainable Universities

Ricki Unger on the forthcoming World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities taking place at Manchester Metropolitan Unversity in September.

vapour trails and electric wires

Event report - transition towards a low carbon economy

How can Greater Manchester secure a further 2.5m tonnes of carbon reductions, above and beyond business as usual, to ensure it hits its 48% target on CO2?

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