Tag Archives: Green Deal

Of Green Deals, politics, the media and … Saving the World #CarbonCoop #climate

Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Coop reflects on Green Deals, (ir)responsible journalism and messy political realities… So Green Deal, the Government’s flagship domestic sustainability programme is screwed. It’s been going six months and only a handful of people have signed up … Continue reading


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Cross-post: GreenbuildEXPO and the Green Deal

A cross-post (in both senses) from Patrick Sudlow’s website! On the 8th and 9th May 2013, Manchester Central hosted the GreenbuildEXPO, which was sponsored by Manchester City Council, which I attended on the 8th.  On initially walking around the various … Continue reading

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Event Report: Will retrofit guinea-pigs fly? They had better, or else wfio (!)… #Green Deal #Manchester

Attention Conservation Notice: A short account of a meeting at Manchester Town Hall for people interested in lowering energy bills, saving carbon and generally taking (baby) steps on the journey to Greater Manchester’s climate change goals. Followed by a blow-by-blow … Continue reading

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Green deal or no green deal: domestic retrofit questions answered

From the print edition of Manchester Climate Monthly (available here) Michael O’Doherty, Head of Climate Change: Buildings and Energy at Manchester City Council and, in his copious spare time, also Greater Manchester Housing Retrofit Programme Lead has kindly answered a … Continue reading

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Salford Uni & Envirolink Team Up To Offer Green Training

The University of Salford and Envirolink are joining forces to offer energy and built environment training An ‘Energy Professional Development Academy’ has been set up by Salford University and low carbon business support company Envirolink to help companies cut their … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester makes its decision on the Green Deal (sort of)

In a bid to keep our readers awake and me sane, this report is only of the key decisions and interesting debates that took place at the Environment Commission’s 21 March meeting (1). It is not an official record of … Continue reading

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Manchester Gets Ready to Retrofit

MCFly writer Philip James investigates plans for a Mancunian “retrofit revolution” Manchester is readying itself for a retrofit revolution. Our leaky existing housing stock has to be transformed into well-insulated, airtight and efficient homes that are fit for a low … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: John Ashcroft and Manchester’s bid for the Green Investment Bank

MCFly met up with John Ashcroft, the man leading Manchester’s bid to host the Green Investment Bank, to talk about the rainy city’s chances and whether it can see off competition from London Manchester is one of over twenty cities … Continue reading

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Event Report: Greening the Green Deal

How do you solve a problem like .. leaky buildings? Most of the houses and offices we will be living in the year 2050 – when our carbon emissions are supposed to be 80% lower– are already built. But how … Continue reading

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