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Fracking to return to Lancashire?

The return of fracking to Lancashire came a step closer earlier this week when Lancashire County Council planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla should be allowed to conduct test drilling at the Preston New Road site in Fylde.

Manchester's private sector invited to build UK's greenest economy

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub is urging low carbon and environmental businesses to join its network and help to build the UK's greenest economy.

ESOF 2016: A science revolution in Manchester

There isn't long until the call for proposals to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 programme closes, with submissions needing to be made before 1 June 2015.

A growing heat network in Greater Manchester

Six new studies into the feasibility of developing heat networks across Greater Manchester have been given the go ahead, after receiving funding from the Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).

Q&A: Steve Johnson, Electricity North West

Steve Johnson, CEO of Electricity North West, talks to Mark Hillsdon about electricity generation and how the North West’s love of innovation is supporting the fight against climate change.

Earth Hour in Brunei by Earth Hour

Should every hour be Earth Hour?

From dark skies to lower energy bills, there’s never been a better time to join the global switch off - and for more than an hour.

‘Powering Up North’: changing our communities’ energy future

The ‘Powering Up North’ Community Energy Conference for the public sector and community energy groups took place on Thursday 26th February 2015 in Manchester.

Sun set to shine on Manchester schools

Two schools in Greater Manchester have completed the first phase of an ambitious project that will enable them to begin generating their own electricity using solar power.

They’re not making a MESS of climate change in Marple

Platform reports on a roundtable in Marple where local people and activists got to share their views and concerns with Labour’s lead on climate change.

SSH Thermal Imaging Photo - ETI

Greater Manchester wins a place in £80m trial of smart heat and energy modelling

A trial of new energy modelling software could help Greater Manchester deliver a ‘master plan’ for sustainable local heating.

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