Greater Manchester firms back Big Clean Switch

A number of politicians, businesses, universities and football clubs across Greater Manchester have joined a major campaign to switch to 100% renewable energy. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is urging householders to join the Big Clean Switch, which saved the average household more than £290 a year on their energy bills during a pilot project […]

UK pension fund invests £10m in green projects

Renewable energy projects in the UK have received a £10 million boost in funding. The Greater Manchester Pension Fund will make the investment through Albion Community Power (ACP). ACP is a company which builds, owns and operates renewable energy projects across the UK. Its latest project is a 499KW hydropower scheme located on the River […]

Four arrested at anti-fracking protest in Greater Manchester

Four people have so far been arrested in a protest against fracking in Greater Manchester. More than 50 anti-fracking activists from across the nation gathered this morning to protest against IGas Energy’s plans to drill at Barton Moss. Greater Manchester Police arrested three men aged 41, 42 and 47 and a woman “on suspicion of […]

Flood warning for North of England

People in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, the Wirral, North Cheshire and Lancashire are being advised to prepare for flooding from tomorrow afternoon through to Saturday, after the Met Office warned of very heavy rain. The Met Office issued an amber severe weather warning for heavy rain across parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire. The Environment Agency said 50 to 60 mm […]

Northwest on target with renewable ambitions

The Northwest is expected to make a major contribution to the UK meeting its renewable energy targets, according to a new report. Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire are set to produce 30% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The UK as a whole has been tasked with sourcing 15% of all […]