15 October 2014

Yesterday, I read that Manchester had been chosen as one of three cities to take part in researching new environmentally-friendly technologies. Working with two other cities, one in the Netherlands and one in Norway, Manchester is set to receive funding from a European Commission scheme. The aim? To reduce carbon emissions while boosting the economy.

its_green_up_northPersonally, I think this is another step in the right direction for green technology. No matter what industry you operate in, it’s really important to invest in protecting the environment. Everything we touch, we should add value to.

Having the funding and support to develop new technologies for things like renewable energy is a great opportunity for Manchester, and it recognises the city’s rich tech history and exciting tech future.

It’s also great to see the University of Manchester and MMU involved in the project, given their contributions to technology over the years.

I think it’s time to change the phrase “grim up North” to “green up North”, don’t you?

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