Innovations in technology are giving the power of local energy production to Greater Manchester, allowing the region to make its own decisions on energy infrastructure to create a network that delivers low carbon, affordable energy to residents and businesses.
From investment in cycling and walking infrastructure to public transport reform and research into more sustainable forms of travel utilising advanced materials, Greater Manchester is serious about discovering greener ways to manage transport and travel.
A new Retrofitting Task Force made up of the best minds in energy, education and infrastructure has been established with the goal of upgrading around 60,000 homes across Greater Manchester every year. Measures including renewable energy and heating will reduce fuel poverty, and creates a market of skills and jobs worth around £5bn.
Work is underway to protect and improve the natural environment across Greater Manchester, with exciting developments including the City of Trees initiative and Local Nature Recovery Strategy.
From hydrogen as a new form of energy to graphene as a conductor for electric vehicle batteries, Greater Manchester’s institutions are leading the way with innovative research on the next generation of ideas to power a future green economy.
The Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF), the UK’s first regional environmental impact fund, aims to generate over £100m of funding and investment to align with projects that benefit the environment around Greater Manchester.
The Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services sector is thriving in Greater Manchester, with over 45,000 people employed, and annual sales of £6.7bn. To meet demands for retrofitting and green projects, new skills will be needed to drive the region’s carbon net zero economy of the future.
Salford’s new state-of-the-art solar farm is set to begin construction in the coming months and should be operational...
Two zero carbon social properties – the first of their kind in the UK – have been completed and passed over to the...
A strategy to revitalise Manchester’s river valleys and put them at the heart of regeneration has been launched today...
Electricity North West has published the business plan it says will help it lead the North West on its path towards Net Zero by 2038.
The town has a plan to take former coal mines and use them to generate natural heat that could provide green energy to Oldham.
The first phase of the Bee Network Cycle Hire scheme has now launched in Greater Manchester, providing people in Manchester city centre and key locations in Salford with an easy-to-access and great value option for short journeys.
Greater Manchester has struck a new partnership with Octopus Energy Group, which will see the uptake of new green energy tariffs for customers in Greater Manchester.
The National Cycling Centre is carrying out upgrades to its venue including lighting and heating upgrades in a bid to save 240 tonnes of carbon emissions from the site every year.
Manchester Airport to become the first airport in the UK to have a direct sustainable jet fuel supply
Manchester Airport will become the first in the UK to have a direct feed of Sustainable Aviation Fuel thanks to a partnership between Manchester Airports Group and Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK.
Manchester Airports Group has announced it will provide passengers at all three of its airports the ability to offset the carbon emissions from their flights in a new partnership with CarbonClick.
Hammerstone Road Depot is set to get the UK’s largest fleet of electric refuse vehicles, saving an estimated 900 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
Three new ‘reuse’ shops have been opened by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK in Greater Manchester, aiming to increase reuse in a move towards a circular economy.