On 4 July 2018, a partnership of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) published a report highlighting the potential for decentralised energy to deliver benefits to Greater Manchester.

From efficiency improvements which are cutting bills and carbon, to local generation improving revenue for local businesses and flexible energy demand keeping supplies secure, local energy is transforming Greater Manchester. The region was at the heart of the energy transformation during the industrial revolution and is well placed to be a world leader in the transformation to an efficient, local and low carbon system today.

The report showcases local, efficient and low carbon energy projects across the region to highlight how local authorities, businesses, industry and residents are driving the change to meet carbon reduction targets, improve  competitiveness and health and wellbeing.

Osborne Clarke Partner Simon Hobday comments “The report demonstrates what is actually happening in the world of decentralised energy and the potential of bringing together various components (heat, DSR, energy efficiency etc.) and various stakeholders to deliver real change. The whole country recognises that a low carbon economy, energy security, a reduction in fuel poverty and an increase in the health of residents is of paramount importance and it’s great to see Manchester leading the charge.”

For more information please contact Simon Hobday, contact information below.

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