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11 July 2022

Rise in manufacturers considering their own power generation

Research from various sources show that rising energy costs are now the number one priority for many energy-intensive firms, who are increasingly interested in energy independence.

11 July 2022

Experts point to ‘inexplicable’ gap in climate action

The government’s climate watchdog has warned of a ‘shocking gap’ in progress on the energy efficiency of buildings, echoing concerns from global experts that energy efficiency is undervalued.

11 July 2022

Digital sustainability to be showcased at Manchester exhibition

Industry leaders and technology experts will showcase how organisations can become more productive and sustainable through digital transformation at Siemens’ Transform 2022 in July.

11 July 2022

Retrofit advice service launches

A new independent service backed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority provides guidance on how people can upgrade their home through free advice sessions and a ‘plan builder’.

11 July 2022

New service aims to empower local net zero suppliers

Green Economy, a new service bringing together the installers, tradespeople and professionals needed to get the UK to net zero into one single network, launched in Manchester on 28 June.

08 July 2022

Circular economy plan launched to create waste free region

A ‘business-to-business’ circular economy platform is one of the measures in the pipeline as part of Greater Manchester’s new Sustainable Consumption Plan to create a ‘waste-free’ city region.

06 July 2022

Case for new Clean Air Plan published

Greater Manchester has submitted a new investment-led, non-charging Clean Air Plan to ministers, despite the government’s suggestion of a small charging zone in Manchester city centre.

29 June 2022

Green Economy to strengthen local suppliers delivering the transition to net zero

A new service has been launched to support the national ambition to become Net Zero by 2050.

21 June 2022

SMEs turning to renewables and EVs to fend off rising prices

Research suggests that the number of UK SMEs generating their own renewable energy could more than double within a year, with energy prices set to remain significantly above average beyond 2030.

13 June 2022

‘Huge gap’ between businesses and public on sustainability

New research shows a huge disparity between public opinion on how UK businesses should behave on environmental and social issues, and how businesses are actually conducting themselves.

10 June 2022

Companies failing with ‘difficult-to-find’ sustainability info

New research shows that companies are missing out on sales by failing to provide detailed sustainability information about their products, with consumers also suspicious of ‘cause-washing’.

09 June 2022

Greater Manchester awarded £15.5m to upgrade public buildings

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has received a share of new government funding to install low carbon technologies in a range of public buildings across the city region.

09 June 2022

Northern manufacturers more likely to prioritise net zero goals

A new report marking six months since the COP26 climate summit suggests that UK manufacturers are making clearer progress towards net zero, with 9 in 10 planning to ramp up action.