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Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park – Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage

Eric Adams (Carlton Power), Wayne Jones OBE (MAN Energy Solutions) and Amer Gaffar (Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre) provide an overview of the benefits of the projects underway at the site to best utilise and realise the benefits of green hydrogen and to ensure that energy is stored efficiently.


Paddington Village – Heat Network

Christine Darbyshire (Liverpool City Council), Andrew Wightman (Vital Energy) takes us through the heat network which is helping provide sustainable low carbon heat to 8 buildings across the Paddington Village site in Liverpool.


Merseyrail – New Fleet and Integrated Transport

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, discusses the potential impact of the new Class 777 Merseyrail fleet set to be introduced alongside a more accessible and integrated transport system across the region.


Manchester Beelines Network – Integrated Transport

Chris Boardman (Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester) takes us through the impact of an integrated transport network which includes walking and cycling alongside the use of trams, buses and trains which has contributed to a modal shift by commuters from private car use to more sustainable travel choices.


Lancaster Cohousing – Eco Homes

Alison Cahn (Lancaster Cohousing) provides a snapshot of the positive impact of cohousing alongside other residents through shared used of communal facilities, use of home grown produce and a car club. The site also is passivhaus and uses renewable energy produced on the property which is stored across 2 microgrids.

Home Grown

Home Grown Here – Sustainable Farming

Lynn Barnes (VistaVeg Ltd) and Richard Crayston (Gascow Farm) take us through the benefits of sharing knowledge and skills when it comes to growing fruit and vegetables at scale across farms in Cumbria to help tackle climate change and improve people’s health and well-being. Home Grown Here also providing funding and minimise risk for farms across Cumbria.


Congleton Hydro – Renewable Energy

Bob Owen (Dane Valley Community Energy Ltd) demonstrates the benefits of a local hyrdo project near Congleton which generates 250,000 kWh per year, enough to power 60 homes.

Green Homes

Cosy Homes in Lancashire – Green Homes Grant

Stuart Winterbottom (Rhea Projects Ltd) takes us through the positive impact of the Lancashire County Council’s housing retrofit scheme, Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHIL), on local residents of which the area has one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK.


Tatton Estate – Improving Local Biodiversity

Annette McDonald, from the Tatton Group, demonstrates how building 21 natural ponds can have a positive impact on the local eco system.

North West Route to Net Zero was funded with the support of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.