Category Archives: Manchester Airport

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#Manchester annual emissions reduction target was 13.5%. Achievement? …. 2.5%

Manchester is missing its emissions reductions targets by an enormous margin. The latest report from the Manchester Climate Change “Agency” was released yesterday, at a two hour “conference.”  One of the authors of the report (full disclosure – Dr Joe … Continue reading

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The mayor’s green summit – what to expect in the coming weeks, months, years. #Manchester #climate

In his  March 2017 manifesto for the Mayoral election, Andy Burnham promised to hold an environmental summit ‘within a year’ of being elected.  Originally scheduled for late 2017, there was “slippage” and the summit is now going to happen in … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council buying flights to Birmingham, London, Southampton etc

Manchester City Council has paid for  almost 500 plane journeys in the last two years, including to such hard to get to locations as Birmingham, London, Southampton, Exeter and Norwich.  And, along with global temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations, The … Continue reading

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#Manchester Airport misses #climate target, comically inept spin ensues. Write to your councillor #democracy

Back in the heady Big Promise days of 2009/2010, some bright spark came up with the idea that the ground operations of Manchester Airport (lighting, power for the x-ray machines etc but not the actions of the big metal birds … Continue reading

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#Manchester a Cretin Future – #climate conference epic fail…

Last year the Steering Group refused to release its annual report before the agm. The year before that… but look, the Steering Group is a contemptible joke. Everybody except, it seems, themselves, knows this. Here is a blog post from … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council proclaims itself transparent. Want to know how “Clean City” money is spent? You gotta use FoIA.

Update: The Council has got even more Airport Windfall money this year. Manchester City Council bleats loud and long about openness and transparency. In early June bureaucrats assured elected members they would explain the “Clean and Green Fund” better. A … Continue reading

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#Manchester councillors call for more gully cleaning machines. #floods and stuff…

A group of councillors has called for some of the £14.5m windfall received by Manchester City Council from Manchester Airport to be spent on the “purchase or lease” of an additional gully cleaning wagon. The “Task and Finish” group, chaired … Continue reading

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