Carbon neutral drive boosted by new Greater Manchester and Octopus Energy Partnership

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (Photo from Tackle4MCR / PA)

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has been commenting on a a new partnership between the authority and Octopus Energy Group in its bid to become carbon neutral by 2038, 12 years ahead of the UK target date.

The agreement focuses attention on the twin themes of Science and Innovation which will see Octopus Energy trial the uptake of new green energy tariffs for customers in Greater Manchester.

Through the partnership, Octopus Energy will also create 300 high-skilled jobs, ranging from data scientists and heat pump engineers to frontline customer support.