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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 Innovation Toolkit Support & Research

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub have launched a community energy innovation project. Funded by DBEIS and supported by Oldham Council, the project has awarded four community energy groups grant funding to develop innovative ideas for sustainable community energy business models… 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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Financing large scale investment in renewable energy – briefing out now

Local Authorities are working with reduced budgets. There is very little grant funding available yet many Local Authorities are implementing renewable energy schemes. Why are they doing this? And how do they achieve it? Financing Large Scale Renewables – FINAL… more

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Lancaster Cohousing wins Observer Ethical Award for Community Energy

Lancaster Cohousing, supported by MORE Renewables, has won the Observer ethical award for community energy – very chuffed! Steve Wigley was involved from the early stages, particularly the micro-grid and biomass boiler, and Gill has been involved in the MORE-owned PV… more

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Local authority investments in renewables – making it happen

Many local authorities are investing in renewable energy to generate income, tackle climate change and challenge fuel poverty. Quantum has teamed up with Warrington Borough Council to produce a practical “How To” Guide to finance options, that will include case… more

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