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

Householder with air source heat pump

New technology home heating trails proving a success in GM

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) on one of the most significant heat pump trials in the UK for domestic homes. 

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.

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. 

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.

Little Bill Mascot

Greater Manchester Green Deal Communities Programme Exceeds Targets

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has exceeded Government targets to become the first authority in the country to complete the Green Deal Communities programme.  

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.

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