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Do Energy Investments Stack-Up?

    Commercial building owners in Greater Manchester are not convinced that a ‘greener’ building will consistently see higher rents and occupancy rates, but they acknowledge that energy efficiency improvements will reduce operating costs. Here at TinderBox, developers are telling us that the case for investing in better performing buildings over less-efficient buildings is still not being

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    £7bn Red Herring

      Last month, the Budget saw a £7bn package of energy cuts passed to manufacturers, based mainly on reduced green taxes. This means that a mid-sized manufacturer will save around £50k per year on their electricity bill. Excited? Maybe you shouldn’t be.  Several decades of policy indecision have brought us to an emerging energy gap. We

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      Where next for energy generation in Greater Manchester?

        Our director, Damian Burton, chairs the Energy Sub-Group of Manchester: A Certain Future, Manchester’s climate change action plan. Following the recent constitution of the group, Damian outlines its emerging aspirations. Imagine you’re a commercial property developer. What pushes your buttons? You want to make a return on your scheme, whatever that might be. You might

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        Fuel poverty: an economic win-win?

          Fuel poverty: an economic win-win? by Damian Burton  We’ve just concluded some work with AGMA providing a strategic appraisal of where Greater Manchester stands regarding fuel poverty and where it goes next. The stats around fuel poverty in the city-region are well-known and depressing: one in five households affected, fuel tariffs increasing, spikes of excess winter

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