Monthly Archives: February 2015

Davyhulme Incinerator “on hold”

From press release: The Breathe Clean Air Group is delighted to hear that plans for constructing the Davyhulme Incinerator are on hold. “This is very encouraging news”, said Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the group “and we wish to place on record our … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: “Cultural Politics of Climate Change” + “Energy Transition pathways” #Manchester Thurs 19th Feb

Two events at University of Manchester promise to be excellent think-fodder next Thursday, 19th February. From 2pm there’s a seminar on “the Cultural Politics of Climate Change” by Matthew Paterson, now at the University of Ottawa (see biog here). It’s … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: £15bn subsidies for coal technologies

From here.

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Upcoming Event: Vigil for cyclist, Friday 13th February, 6.30pm

Artur Piotr Ruszel, aged 45, was cycling on Upper Brook Street on the morning of Tuesday 13th January 2015 when he was involved in a collision with a car. He died from his injuries later the same day [1]. On … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Offshore wind in the UK and global production networks Mon Feb 16th #Manchester

The Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience at the School of Environment, Education and Development (University of Manchester) is co-hosting this event with the Geography research seminar series and the Global Production Networks, Labour & Trade Research Group:    Path … Continue reading

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Councillor Rosa Battle says hundreds consulted on Green Infrastructure. Actual number – fewer than 50.

Councillor Rosa Battle, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, told elected members of the Council that hundreds of people had been consulted on the outsourced-for-£30,000 “Green and Blue Infrastructure” strategy. The actual number, once you take out council employees? Less … Continue reading

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No future, for you and me. Or #Manchester, frankly.

Watch this video. It will put you in the mood. Fifty people met (let’s get the demographics out the way; 2/3rds male, mostly 40+ professionals and retireds. A grand total of two people of colour. “Pale, male and stale” a … Continue reading

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