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18/09/17: Power operator joins forces with Mayor of Greater Manchester to tackle climate change

Power operator joins forces with Mayor of Greater Manchester to tackle climate change
The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is helping lead the way to a carbon neutral Manchester in collaboration with Greater Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham.

Alongside the Mayor and other environmental and business leaders Electricity North West’s CEO Peter Emery will help form an expert panel to help make Greater Manchester carbon neutral much earlier than the current 2050 milestone.

This research phase will culminate in a Green Summit to be held in spring 2018, which will finalise the new carbon neutral milestone and the steps that need to be taken to achieve it.

Peter Emery, CEO for Electricity North West, said: “We’re champions of the city and proud that it’s our network that connects communities, homes and businesses across Greater Manchester.

“We believe in continuous improvement, leading in energy innovation for now and the future which is why we fully support and share the Mayor’s passion for building an innovative and green future to benefit generations to come.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, said: “Today is an important day, not only for the people of Greater Manchester, but their children, grandchildren and generations to come.

“I want to bring people together to debate if we are doing enough on climate change. By building a low-carbon economy in Greater Manchester, we will put ourselves in a strong position to attract more jobs and investment.

“Greater Manchester absolutely has the knowledge, radical thinking and resources to deliver on this; we’ve a wealth of academic research and practical know-how to tackle this issue head on, if we put our minds to it.”

To discover more about how Electricity North West innovates click here and read the Innovation Strategy.

To follow and contribute to the conversation follow #GMGreenCity on Twitter.

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