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Greater Manchester establishes Energy Innovation Agency

Greater Manchester has established the Energy Innovation Agency, announced at the Greater Manchester Green Summit.

The Agency is a collaboration between the city’s 3 universities, (Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and a chosen energy supplier.

The new agency will act as an intermediary between the region’s environmental research output, industry innovators, the energy supply pipeline and stakeholders in Greater Manchester, to close the current innovation gap to zero carbon.

It is hoped that by using the universities’ energy expertise, the city will be in a better position to achieve its carbon neutral target by 2038.

Greater Manchester is aiming to lead the way in its efforts to become carbon neutral a whole 12 years before the UK as a whole.

Councillor Andrew Western, GMCA Lead for the Green City-Region, said:

“Tackling the transition to a zero carbon society is going to take a group effort. The combined insight of Greater Manchester’s universities, industry partners and GMCA will enable us to work together to achieve this goal.

“By establishing partnerships such as the GM Energy Innovation Agency we are in a much better position to support our commitment to become carbon neutral by 2038, creating a greener city-region for years to come.”

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