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Clean growth strategy – published 12th October
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Infrastructural Tourism
Some background reading ahead of our planned ‘Greater Manchester Energy Walk’. We’re planning to run these walks in January and open up [...]
Mapping GM
Mapping GM is a fantastic energy infrastructure visualisation tool. Developed by GMCA, Salford Council and New Economy, it allows users to see where the [...]
Electricity before Nationalisation, Leslie Hannah
This is another book on the history of electricity provision in the UK – this one was published in 1979. I haven’t read it yet but it is [...]
Networks of Power, Thomas Hughes
This book, published in 1983, is now a classic in the Social Studies of Science and recounts the history of electricification of the Western world between [...]
Questions of Power, Bill Luckin
This 1990 book by Bill Luckin provides a history of the construction of the national grid in the UK, including one chapter that focuses in particular on [...]