Electricity North West has announced plans to decarbonise the entire region within the next 20 years. The ‘Leading the North West to Zero Carbon’ plan aims to get the region to zero-carbon status by 2038 and already has a number of signatories, including Manchester City Football Club and the University of Manchester. As part of the plan, Electricity North West will invest £63.5 million over the next four years, on top of its existing outlay of £1 million into their power network every day. This money will be used to fund sustainable energy initiatives, where Electricity North West will work with local councils and authorities, such as Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, as well as businesses that are investing in the area. Electricity North West will also invest in local and community schemes and initiatives that are helping push towards decarbonisation. These include £71,000 for Community Energy grant funds, £104 million for upgrades to the Greater Manchester power network, and work on a transport strategy that will see a significant switch to electric vehicles alongside Metrolink integration.
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