Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Delivering Greater Manchester's transition to a low-carbon economy

Dawson Precision Components

£40,000 savings in pipeline for Oldham manufacturer

Using technical surveys delivered by the Business Growth Hub, Dawson Precision Components has identified a range of simple, low cost ways to reduce its energy consumption.

 

Parrswood High School roof

Manchester Matters – Parrs Wood High School solar power project

Pupils at Parrs Wood High School are learning about the role renewable energy plays in helping to reduce climate change – with the help of one of the largest solar energy systems at any school in the UK. 

David & Alison Hull, Wigan residents

A warm home for winter

Hundreds of residents in Wigan are enjoying warmer homes and reduced fuel bills this winter thanks to a successful energy efficiency project.

£4m technology hub for Manchester SMEs launched

A £4 million technology hub for Manchester companies to create the next generation of carbon-neutral hydrogen fuel cells is being launched at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) will house the latest equipment for SMEs to develop hydrogen fuel cells to create green and emission-free energy, powering everything from our homes to our cars.

Scout Moor Wind Farm, Rochdale

A sustainability snapshot of Greater Manchester

From Cottonopolis to an envisioned, thriving sustainable city: Greater Manchester has always dared to pioneer new innovation and technology.   

Salford Quays

Climate change and low emissions pathway mapped out for Greater Manchester

In the month that the momentous Paris Agreement came into force, Greater Manchester has mapped out the region’s pathway to achieve its low carbon targets for 2020, with the publication of the GM Climate Change and Low Emission Implementation Plan.     

Marrakech skyline

COP 22 – The Marrakech Climate Change Conference of Action

At this year's World Climate Change Conference, COP22, the groundbraking Paris Agreement was ratified.

EON Boiler Man

Help to freeze out cold homes this winter

Greater Manchester’s leaders want to help freeze out cold homes this winter. 

Collyhurst High Rise, Manchester

Restoring pride in social housing

Building more homes is higher on the agenda than ever before, but future-proofing must be top priority for management teams, explains William McDowell of Rockpanel Group.

Temporary defences being tested by Environment Agency staff

New kit tested as part of major flood response exercise

Environment Agency teams across England are training with new temporary flood barriers, pumps, vehicles, and drones as part of Exercise Certus, which reached its climax last week. Teams from the Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire office in Warrington are testing the local response, using real time data, practicing our winter readiness and using real-life scenarios to replicate how a flooding incident plays out.

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