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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.

Energy efficiency – “too good an opportunity to miss”

ENWORKS, the award-winning environmental support service based in Greater Manchester, has been working with the Department of Energy and Climate Change to produce a new energy efficiency guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's.)

'Corridor010101', Manchester Corridor

Manchester – the smart city

Manchester has provisionally been awarded a share of a €24 million pot as part of a unique ‘Lighthouse Project’ to demonstrate cutting edge green technologies. 

The Whitworth Gallery

Kissing At A Distance

Following the recent transformation of The Whitworth Art Gallery, Phil Griffin profiles the structural beauty of this Mancunian institution.

Gavin Elliot, MACF

Q&A: Manchester: A Certain Future

Manchester: A Certain Future is the city’s recognition of climate change, and a commitment to take collaborative action. Clare Wiley speaks to Gavin Elliot, chair of the MACF steering group

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