GMCR helped to organise the inspiring Powering Up North conference at the Friends Meeting House, Manchester, on 26 February 2015, where the following key themes were discussed:


Opportunity – exploring the potential for community energy in the North. Highlighting the multiple benefits this can bring, not just lowering carbon, but bringing social change and levering investment into renewable energy infrastructure.


Challenges – examining the issues and challenges, are they different from the South, if so, how and why?


Co-operation and networks – the keys to success in community energy are partnerships, collaboration and co-operation.


Support – working together to make it happen, delivering the full potential of community energy together.

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