‘Manchester could reach 2038 net zero target with a 25% reduction of its energy use’

An urgent phase-out of fossil fuel gas in favour of hydrogen could help the city become carbon-neutral 12 years earlier than the rest of the UK, according to a new report

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Manchester could meet its net zero goal if local authorities prioritise ways to use 25% less energy.

That's according to a new report carried out by energy experts on behalf of the gas network Cadent and Electricity North West, which suggests the region has even the potential to be transformed into an 'energy transition lighthouse for the rest of the UK' with actions to tackle energy inefficiency.

The study stresses the need to ditch fossil fuel gas in favour of hydrogen, and use green electricity generated locally by rooftop solar PV panels, onshore wind and biofuels.

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