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Carbon Coop house

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

Jonathan Atkinson profiles how Carbon Coop members are benefiting from large-scale home energy improvements through retrofitting measures.

City of Wuhan taken by Flickr user ChaChaWei published under a Creative Commons license

Smart cities and a working week in Wuhan

Greater Manchester businesses with a possible part to play in ‘smart city solutions’ are being offered the chance to join a partnership project with Manchester’s sister city, Wuhan in Central China.

Neil Swannick at the Committee of the Regions, Brussels

Q&A: Neil Swannick, Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Energy Group

Neil Swannick is Chair of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub’s Energy Group. Clare Wiley meets him to discuss the future of energy and why we should be taking our cues from Austria.

Ashton charity 2nd Generation Furnishings is now powered by the sun thanks to a generous donation

New Charter Housing lands largest-ever UK solar install

International “first” solar licence deal will cut electricity bills for up to 4,500 homes in Greater Manchester  by around £40m

Image by Mark Waugh

A low carbon dash from gas kicks off in Wigan, through a pioneering partnership with Japan

Council leaders, housing associations and Japanese technologists meet in Wigan to formally launch 600-home renewable heat project.

St. John's Sunshine - mosaic

Remaking the fabric of the city

The Alternative? Mike Hodson, Elisa Burrai and Catherine Barlow summarise eight lessons from the Remaking the Material Fabric of the City (RMFC) research.

Cleveland Road, Crumpsall by Flickr user Mikey

Q&A: Robin Lawler, Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub

Robin Lawler is chief executive of Northwards Housing and deputy chair of GMLCH's buildings group. He tells Clare Wiley what's being done to reduce carbon emissions from buildings across the region.

Child doing a low-carbon bag decoration at Carbon Active, a carbon literacy initiative. Photo by Jason Lock

The green heroes of Carbon Literacy

Manchester-based social enterprise Cooler Projects has won the Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement in the prestigious North-West Green Hero awards.

Alex Pepperhill, Rosebery Street in Moss Side being redeveloped as part of the Infusion Homes development.

Greater Manchester goes all retro(fit)

Michael O'Doherty profiles the work being done to deliver large scale, sustainable retrofit across the city region's domestic housing stock.

Nationwide Solar fit a PV array on Hilti's HQ building in Manchester

Manchester... running on the sun

Damian Burton reports on the Run on Sun and Manchester's solar aspirations.

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