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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.

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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.

GM Fire and Rescue refurbishment works and new build showcase sustainable design

 

GM Fire and Rescue refurbishment works and new build showcase sustainable design 

 

Due to the changing demands and pressures placed on the property portfolio, including ageing stock and co-location with other services, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Services (GMFRS) have recently had the opportunity to improve energy efficiency and sustainability of their building stock through the construction of new premises and the refurbishment of existing buildings. 

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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.

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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.

Greater Manchester Green Summit: Day Summary

Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking Green Summit brought industry and community leaders together to debate and discuss sustainability issues affecting the region, generating bold and ambitious pledges and a powerful sense of optimism regarding the future of our environment.

Greater Manchester Businesses can learn how to drive Sustainable Growth

Joint GC Business Growth Hub/TfGM event series aims to help SMEs tendering for public sector contracts.

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Prestigious award win for GM Smart Communities (NEDO)

A joint project between GMCA and Japan’s New Energy Development Organisation (NEDO) has won the national CIBSE Award for best collaborative project.

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

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