Tag Archives: retrofit

Interview with Greater #Manchester Environment Team chap #retrofit #climate #GreenDeal

Michael O’Doherty, who was until recently “Head of Climate Change, Buildings & Energy” for Manchester City Council, but is now “Assistant Director, Greater Manchester Environment Team” gets the sock-of-wet-sand treatment from MCFly editor Marc Hudson. Green Deal or no Deal? … Continue reading

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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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Event Report: Carbon Coop AGM #manchester #climate “people powered not fossil fuelled”

At the wonderful Madlab on Monday, 25 members of co-operative people (and one journo) gathered for an Annual General Meeting with a few differences. It was the first AGM for Carbon Coop. Who they, what it? Well, Carbon Coop is … 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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Good news – “Get Me Toasty” is not toast

Before we begin – you can book your free ticket for the Tuesday 17th April “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” question time event (with real live councillors from Labour and Lib Dems, and a … 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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