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

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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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.

Manchester Skyline by Flickr user Treevis

The long journey to low carbon

Ashley Crumbley on the challenges faced by the GM Low Carbon Hub's Buildings Group and our city region's building stock.

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.

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.

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