Category Archives: Low Carbon Hub

Groundhog Day again: Greater #Manchester #climate working groups “Five Year Plans” etc

After last week’s soul-destroying powerpoint, MCFly gets sight of an email from the “Low Carbon Hub” (which used to be called the “Environment Commission” – almost ten years ago Manchester Climate Fortnightly was reporting on its uselessness). The email (you … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Hub – “no momentum on retrofit” #climate

An official report for the Greater Manchester “Low Carbon Hub” has concluded that “There is still no clear way forward nor momentum on supporting commercial building retrofit for energy efficiency and resilience, nor developing the low carbon/natural environment skills agenda.” … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Hub moves tree planting goal by 15 years.

In Macbeth the witches give the main man a prophecy that he will be fine until “Burnam Wood move to Dunsinane”.  He thinks that means he’s safe.  He isn’t, because his enemies chop down the trees and use them as … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Slightly pale. #justsaying

MCFly correspondent Ann Onymous looks at the Low Carbon Hub’s ethnic ‘mix’. This is the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board. There are 16 members. Notice any common theme about them, other than their burning passion for climate change mitigation … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub hasn’t done its Carbon Literacy Training

[UPDATE – if you’re coming here because of a LinkedIn post, please email mcmonthly@gmail.com with the details of it! I am #curious.] The board of the Greater Manchester “Low Carbon Hub” (LCH), which aims to guide the city to a … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub tenders for “core dataset” framework. At last.

Four years after launching its climate change “plan”, Greater Manchester has finally gotten around to establishing a”core dataset and accounting system framework” for its climate change, energy and greenhouse gas data. In fact, it’s even worse than that, because they’ve … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Low Carbon Hub meetings now open to the public #Manchester #democracy

Some good news.  In a welcome and sensible move, the meetings of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub are now (re)-opened to the public. That does NOT mean anyone can go along and say anything they like (“a public meeting”), … Continue reading

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Basic question about the Low Carbon Hub and “consistent public reporting” #transparency #climate #Manchester

Dear Councillor Derbyshire, I am writing to you in your capacity as the chair of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub. I hope the event on Saturday morning that Friends of the Earth has organised goes well. Sadly I cannot … Continue reading

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Letter in #Manchester Evening News on #climate change (again)

Thank you for your article (MEN 3rd November “Region’s council bosses renew push to reduce carbon emissions in Greater Manchester”) on the  “plan” to reduce Greater Manchester’s CO2 emissions by over 5 million tonnes between 2012 and 2020. The report … Continue reading

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#Manchester fails in #resilience funding bid; Low Carbon Hub papers up at last

Last week we told you about a meeting that you can’t go to.  And for which the papers weren’t even up. They are now. Haven’t read them all, but two three things amuse.  One is a failed funding bid, the … Continue reading

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