New £4.1m fuel cell innovation centre launched in Manchester

Fuel cells have higher efficiency than diesel or gas engines and could be used to power homes, offices, factories and cars

Cadent will let nothing disrupt gas supplies – not even the River Mersey!

The gas network is diverting the powerful river away from a vital pipeline used to provide Manchester with energy

EU efficiency improvements ‘could avoid 27,500 premature deaths by 2030’

These changes could also save up to €2.5bn due to premature mortality from indoor cold

Greater Manchester ‘could lead energy shift but more investment needed’

The region has made 903,000 significant upgrades to home efficiency since 2005

The Energy Live Consultancy Conference is back!

ELN is back in Manchester for the third edition of the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) today. Nearly 300 delegates, including suppliers and TPIs, will attend the event at the Etihad Stadium, discussing the big issues facing brokers as the UK enters the period leading to the finalisation of the Brexit deal. The panel debate […]

Manchester start-up awarded £180k to clean up buildings

A Manchester-based smart energy start-up has been awarded £180,000 to develop innovative infrastructure systems for low carbon buildings. Alongside the University of Manchester, Qbots has been selected to lead the £370,000 Q-PLUS project, co-funded by Innovate UK. The project aims to decarbonise buildings by improving their energy management systems, implementing energy storage technologies and installing […]

All-electric bus rolls into Manchester

  Manchester is trialling its first 100% electric bus. The Volvo 7900e will be part of the free Metroshuttle service and will be charged using a pantograph, which is attached to the roof of the bus. That’s expected to enable the bus to recharge more easily throughout the day. The eight-week trial will monitor vehicle […]

New plans to introduce hydrogen in North West gas grid

New proposals to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in North West England has been unveiled. Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution, said that is part of its plans to transform the energy system and help decarbonise heat. Its study explains how hydrogen could be used in place of natural gas to power industry in […]

Mancunian community energy finds key to home retrofits

A community energy group in Manchester has found a way to effectively carry out domestic energy efficiency retrofits. Carbon Co-op says its Community Green Deal can cut energy consumption and emissions by up to 60% by combining expert technical advice and supervision with a modest financial incentive, in this case a zero-interest loan. By bringing multiple […]

‘We want collaboration, not competition’

Third party intermediaries (TPIs) and energy suppliers need to work more closely together. That was one of the main messages from the panel debate today at the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The debate spanned a range of important energy issues, including the impending deregulation of the water market, […]