Author Archives: Louise

Green City: supporting the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green Summit

On 21 March Greater Manchester’s Green Summit will draw together the results of months of listening events, expert engagement workshops, an online survey, research and modelling. Greater Manchester will be naming the target date for becoming carbon neutral – part… more

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Community owned heat & power – for a low carbon village

Over the past year we’ve been working on a very exciting project; leading a Rural Community Energy Funded feasibility study into renewable district heating in a Cumbrian village. We’ve identified a viable project using renewable heat sources and PV solar… more

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Smart Energy Network Demonstrator secures £15m investment

Keele University now has a Smart Energy Network Demonstrator for research and testing new energy efficiency and low carbon products and services in the Smart heat and power sectors. The site is a stand-alone private wire heat and electricity system… more

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Community PV in Chester

During 2016 Gill led the UCEF-funded feasibility study and provided project management for Chester Community Energy‘s 50kW PV scheme in partnership with Cheshire West & Chester on Northgate Arena sports centre. The group’s successful share offer raised £62k and the… more

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Innovation lessons from community energy groups in Greater Manchester

The GM Community Energy Innovation Toolkit is for community energy organisations and others interested in developing prjects tobenefit local people and the environment in an ever-changing context. It includes project stories, lessons and useful information. Top 10 innovation lessons. Upcoming… more

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Community Energy: new report out

Our new report for Community Energy England shows that community energy organisations generate much more than renewable energy. Our survey of 80 community energy organisations proves the wider benefits they deliver. This evidence makes the case for an exception in… more

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Carbon Literacy training pack to be used for 6000 social landlord staff

Cooler Projects asked Quantum to develop a training pack in Carbon Literacy for Social Landlords across Greater Manchester to train both staff and residents. The Carbon Literacy Project aims to provide everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester a… more

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Energy Peer Mentoring Prize

Congratulations to Gill and her MORE Renewables colleagues, part of the mentoring team at the Co-operatives UK Energy Peer Mentoring scheme for winning the Community Energy Innovation Award at Community Energy England’s 2015 awards ceremony. The  scheme supported 33 community… more

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Data in action – testing the UN’s urban sustainable development goal in Greater Manchester

When the University of Salford’s SURF project needed rapid research and data collection for a global pilot project to test out proposed UN indicators on cities, they asked Quantum to help. We delivered a rapid project to pilot the targets… more

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APSE Energy Consultancy

Quantum are delighted to be part of APSE Energy Consultancy which provides a full range of expert consultancy services to member local authorities and public bodies on energy, Climate Change and green economy related matters. We provide strategic advice, technical… more

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