Professor David MacKay plays games of skill and chance in #Manchester #DECC

Professor David McKay is the chief scientific advisor for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  He is the author of the seminal “Sustainable Energy- Without the Hot Air” and “famed for his scrupulous approach.”

photoStill, even the smartest of us have to “chillax” occasionally, and at Manchester Town Hall yesterday, for the “British Energy Challenge” the good professor found time to play a snakes-and-ladders carbon game devised borrowed by Manchester’s Cooler Projects from its inventors St Peter’s High in Gorton who devised and manufactured the game. “There’s an online version too – that they’re dead keen for people to use.”] It’s part of their “Carbon Literacy” work and I’m sure if you ask nicely you can play too. [Thanks to Phil Korbel for the correct info- see comment below.]

Below the pap-shots that our intrepid photographer took you will find a scan of an interesting article about biomass and subsidies, with a mention of the Prof.  It’s from the latest issue of Private Eye. If you want to understand what the hell is going on in this country, you have to read this fortnightly organ.

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3 Responses to Professor David MacKay plays games of skill and chance in #Manchester #DECC

  1. Phil Korbel says:

    thanks for the coverage Marc. Love to claim credit for the Go For Green Game – but we stole it from children – or rather borrrowed it from the fantastic people at St Peter’s High in Gorton who devised and manufactured the game. There’s an online version too – that they’re dead keen for people to use – http://www.jamesjridgway.com/?p=221. St Peters are one of seven schools who have been using Carbon Literacy to great effect. http://www.carbonliteracy.com for more information

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