#Manchester #climate nuggets March 25th 2013

Hi all,

Please “hold the date” – Sat April 27th from 1pm to 5pm.  You will want to be “there”.  Where there? What there?  All will be revealed, this week…

Next Monday sees the launch of MCFly 16 (2/3rds of the way through!) – full of the usual stories and gossip. It’s not too late to send your scurrilous and libellous rumours in…  Not saying we can print them, of course, but ya never know.

Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson

Coming up this week

Monday 25th, 1pm Transformative innovation policy for sustainable cities Fred Steward, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, Policy Studies Institute,
University of Westminster, London
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series Room 10.05 Harold Hankins Building

Weds 27 March, 6.30pm to 9pm To mark the first year of St. John’s Sunshine, a member owned co-op generating energy from the sun from solar panels on the roof of St. John’s Church, we are inviting you to a Quiz Night where members will also be awarding 2 Sunshine Grants to local community groups. This is to celebrate our first year that has generated 3,000Kw of clean electricity, saved CO2 emissions and earned over £1,000 for St John’s Sunshine and the local community.

Come and see who wins the awards, join our co-op and join in the Quiz….with some great prizes! www.stjohnssunshine.org.uk
St. John’s Centre, St. John’s Road Old Trafford, M16 7GX

Friday March 29th Critical Mass bike ride. Starts at Manchester Central Library, 6pm

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website



Some news about a petition that reached its target, or pledges… um. No, it’s gone. Going senile…


In the Budget George Osborne kept a carbon capture and storage competition going, but deferred the final investment decision on the winning project until… 2015.  Nice sense of urgency.  Meanwhile, he pledged to introduce a “generous new tax regime” for shale gas, which is “part of the future.”


Thurs 21st March “Suntech Power Holdings, until recently the world’s largest solar panel producer, has said that its main subsidiary in China is bankrupt, in a further illustration of the declining fortunes of the global solar industry.”  (Financial Times)

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