MCFly climate bulletin #2, Nov 14 2011

Hi all,
it’s now just under 45 days till the first Manchester Climate Monthly (dead tree format) hits the streets (on January 2nd, 2012). Please encourage your climate-concerned friends to take out a (free!!) subscription – via our subscribe page. Here’s a 40 second video explaining the top ten reasons folks should subscribe
And follow us on twitter (@mcr_climate).

This Wednesday, at 10am, a committee of Manchester councillors is discussing the concept of a “Steady-State Economy.”  We will be there, and will tweet and report it.  For more information, see our Friday 11th November blog post.

Training opportunities.
Media training day, run by the Mule Sat 19 November 11-5, £10pm

“Greening the Green Deal”, Sun Dec 4th, 12.30 to 4.30, at Manchester Town Hall. Free, but you need to book, which you can do via this page.

New Paid Gigs
In Swindon – NERC internships.
Local and Regional News
Wheeldon Brothers, a family owned farm is working with the Stobart Group to developp a “£1.4m plant to create environmentally-friendly fuel out of rubbish collected from local businesses.” (See MEN 8 Nov. Wheeldon seals green fuel plant deal for Stobart, by James Ferguson. page 42)

Peel Energy is hoping to double the size of the Scout Moor wind farm near Rochdale. There’ll be public consultation events in Spotland, Rochdale Exchange and Heywood later this year, and a second and third round of consultation next year. (Report in MEN, 9 Nov “£70m wind farm plan)

On Thurs 10th the planning committee of Trafford Council rejected Peel Energy’s plans for a biomass incinerator to be built in Davyhulme, overturning a recommendation from their own officers.

On Thursday 17th November, various groups in Chorlton will compete X-factor style for (up to) £750 grants.

On the impending Durban talks – Insanity, Death and Climate Change

International Energy Agency warns “world headed for irreversible climate change in 5 years” (Guardian, 9 Nov)

Discussion on “How to be the greenest council ever

Campaigning tools
Brilliant 40 minute presentation from a recovered climate skeptic called Dr Barry Blickmore, at Skeptical Science.

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