Our News Library lists all the Green Intelligence articles that ENWORKS has published since September 2009.

£8.8m offered to cut SME energy use

A new government initiative has provided funding for nine project ideas aimed at helping SMEs in the hospitality, retail and education sectors to slash energy use through the use of smart meters.

Lancs firms team up to reward electric vehicle conversion

Bolton-based Energi Mine, which has developed a Bitcoin-like currency to reward energy saving, has partnered with a firm in Skelmersdale to encourage the shift to electric lorries and vans.

Dirt Factory to keep clean with Green Oil

The UK’s first indoor mountain bike park, which is to be built in Greater Manchester, has partnered with a supplier of eco-friendly bike maintenance products to promote sustainability in the sport.

City mayors call for 2030 diesel and petrol ban

Leaders of some of the country’s biggest cities, including Manchester and Liverpool, have united to push the government to end the sale of petrol and diesels ten years earlier than planned.

Blackpool Council to supply its own water

Blackpool Council has become the first public sector organisation to be granted a self-supply license to manage and monitor its own water usage for cost savings and efficiencies.

Display designer gets sustainable forest certification

An Oldham designer and manufacturer of retail displays has opened doors to new business by sourcing all the timber it uses from sustainably managed forests.

Plastic manufacturer stays chilled to keep up with demand

A producer of electrical cable management products in Tameside has overcame a significant cooling issue thanks to energy efficiency funding from Greater Manchester’s GC Business Growth Hub.

Environment Agency calls for water efficiency action

In its first major report on water resources in England, the Environment Agency has warned of significant supply deficits by 2050 if businesses fail to ‘innovate’ and cut down on water wastage.

Plug-in car and van grants extended

Government grants of up to £8,000 for electric cars and vans have been extended until October 2018 and will be maintained in some form until 2020.

Is your product plastic free? Get the label

The world’s first Plastic Free Trust Mark has been launched to help food and drink companies promote products that are packaged without any plastic.