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A Greater, Greener Manchester: Have Your Say

Greater Manchester's Green Summit will set a new environmental vision for the city region, and accelerate our ambition to become ‘carbon neutral’ before 2050.


COP21: What next for Greater Manchester?

Mark Atherton explores the significance of COP21 and what the outcomes of the Paris conference mean for Greater Manchester.

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Outlook for 2014 from the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub

Mark Atherton is the Director of Greater Manchester's Low Carbon Hub and in this piece for Platform outlines their plans, and hopes, for the year ahead.

Investing in green growth for Greater Manchester

A low carbon economy is one of the principle goals in the forthcoming, updated Greater Manchester Strategy. Here Mark Atherton introduces the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, its priorties, programmes and governance arrangements.

Briefing: Biomass projects across Greater Manchester

As the controversial Barton Renewable Energy Project gets its official go-ahead, Mark Atherton of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub outlines the biomass projects that are proving a success across the city region and what the main issues are when considering biomass as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.