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Manchester's Climate Change Call to Action

The 8th July saw the release of the 7th report on how the city is performing against its carbon emission reduction targets, and the annual Manchester Climate Change Conference 2019 at the University of Manchester. 

The conference looked at the progress the city is already making towards these targets, and crucially helped the evening’s delegates answer the questions – are we on track to meet the zero carbon 2038 target, what next for the city, and what can I do?

£56k green boost for precision components firm

An Oldham manufacturer is set to save more than £56,000 a year after installing an extensive rooftop solar panel system and energy efficient equipment at its factory.

Bradley Manufacturing produces springs, wire forms and pressed components - specialising in sheet metal fabrication and finishing services, including CNC manufacturing, laser cutting, punching, bending and forming, automated powder coating and sublimation printing. 

Salford Community Initiatives To Tackle Fuel Poverty

With effects on health, education and employability, fuel poverty affects a growing number of people with a staggering 15% of households in the Broughton area of Salford classified as fuel poor [1]. Rebecca Long Bailey MP said:

‘‘One in ten households live in fuel poverty. An issue caused by rip-off prices, a broken energy system and a government that doesn’t want or care to make the real changes to our energy sector that will help customers.”

Local Area Energy Planning: Supporting clean growth and low carbon transition

In a project delivered for the Energy Technologies Institute, Energy Systems Catapult has designed a planning framework to help local government, energy networks and other key local stakeholders prepare for a low carbon future in a cost-efficient and strategic way.

City of Trees window @Patagonia

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.

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.

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. 

Image by Tom Blackwell

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.

Image of solar panels at Westmill Solar Co-operative via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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