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Friends of the Earth CEO, Craig Bennett, at Alliance Manchester Business School’s annual Grigor McClelland lecture

  What is progress? | Who are its enemies? | How can business help? Hear Craig Bennett talk about his experiences as CEO of Friends of the Earth at Alliance Manchester Business School’s annual Grigor McClelland lecture. Followed by a Q&A with…

ENER-G wins top energy industry award for export

Salford-based green energy specialist ENER-G has won a prestigious industry award for its achievements at a leading American university. ENER-G's energy services project at Saint Peter's University, New Jersey, has won The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) International Award, which recognises outstanding…

Manchester housing restoration project scoops prestigious national award

An environmentally-friendly housing restoration scheme in Manchester – the largest of its kind in the North of England - has scooped a prestigious accolade for Best Domestic Retrofit at the Buildings and Energy Efficiency Awards 2015. Erneley Close in Longsight has been…

Salford green energy specialist shortlisted for two major industry awards

Salford-based Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has reached the finals of The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards for its achievements at Europe's largest soft drinks factory and an American university. ENER-G's high efficiency CHP plant at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Wakefield,…

ENER-G leads development of £11 million renewable energy investment in South Africa

A consortium led by Salford headquartered biogas expert ENER-G is investing £11 million (circa 230 million rand) in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg. This is the largest landfill gas-to-power project to be developed in the country. ENER-G Systems is the…

EVENT: The built environment in 2030

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN 2030: WHAT CHANGES, ACTIONS FOR TODAY Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. Twenty years ago, buying an airline ticket online wasn't possible. Mobile phones were bricks. Thinking forward is hard, yet we know the future will…

Inspired Energy PLC’s Janet Thornton shortlisted for the 2015 North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The inspiring Janet Thornton, Managing Director of Inspired Energy PLC has been put on the 2015 shortlist in the headline category for the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The high profile event, at the beautiful Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire,…

Beat the Clock with WELTEC

Fast construction of biogas plants is more important than ever On July 21, 2015 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced a consultation period on proposed changes to the feed-In tariff accreditation. The consultation is relatively short and runs up…

ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester’s historic town hall and library

Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating  their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the  multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing…

Former RBS Director Joins Beech Holdings

Former director of corporate banking for RBS, David Potter, has joined Manchester’s green property developer Stephen Beech of Beech Holdings. Pictured: Stephen Beech and David Potter With more than 30 years banking experience, David Potter has held a number of senior financial…