Category Archives: Low Carbon Hub

Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Meets behind closed doors. Papers not up.

Ah, the larfs just keep coming. There used to be this thing called the “Environment Commission”.  A bunch of Greater Manchester Local Authority types, with token private sector and academic representation, it met often and achieved nowt.  But it met … Continue reading

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Investing in Nature? Or pretzelled people hearing pretzel logic in #Manchester… #climate #redemptionrituals

The format of a meeting always tells you a lot about the ideology of its organisers, and what they are looking to achieve (whether they can admit that – even to themselves – or not).  MCFly editor Marc Hudson gets … Continue reading

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Video: @SirRichardLeese opens “Investing in #Nature” seminar in #Manchester

Richard Leese giving the welcome address at the “Investing in Nature” seminar yesterday.  More on this perfect example of “ecological modernisation” soon… One point – at 8.21 he makes reference to a Green and Blue Infrastructure plan for Manchester. This … Continue reading

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Peer-review group says #Manchester Low Carbon Hub has “low direct involvement of the citizens” #PopeStillCatholic

A group of people who came to Manchester from Italy, Spain and Netherlands have spotted that the “Low Carbon Hub” has “low direct involvement of the citizens” and “weak direct involvement of SMEs.” Their feedback, contained in this report, which  … Continue reading

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That Low Carbon Hub agenda in full. And the papers. The ones they haven’t put up. #democraticdeficit #Manchester

The Low Carbon Hub is a bunch of politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats that is supposed to be driving low carbon action in Greater Manchester.   (See its Terms of Reference here). It dramatically replaced the chocolate-teapot Environment Commission in October 2012. … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Hub – glitzy website, shame about the, um, information #Manchester #epicfail #climate

Oooh look, another shiny new website, with lots of articles about just how fabulously everything is going in Manchester around sustainability. Just what we need. Had any MCFly reader heard of “ontheplatform” (since this piece on MCFly in March?). If … Continue reading

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Democracy isn’t coming to the Mcr of UK (with apologies to Leonard Cohen) #Manchester

A 78-year old man came to Manchester on Saturday. He brought his hat and some extraordinarily talented friends. Early on in the evening he promised the thousands of paying punters that they would give it their all. He kept that … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester #climate communications; LIP service, or the real deal? Time will tell. #AGMA

What’s a “PLATFORM”? It’s a new solve-all-your-problems climate communications portal, coming soon(ish) to an internet browser near you. Maybe. It was first alluded to in a blog post about the Steering Group’s February 2013 meeting (1) Now the details can … Continue reading

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