Category Archives: energy

GMPF and fossil fuel divestment – update

First the good news: we understand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund has agreed to update its “responsible investment policy” in line with current thinking on Trustees duties.  That is to say, it will now consider social and ethical considerations to … Continue reading

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The decoupling debate, one year on: the global picture, and Manchester.

update:  an updated and longer version of this piece now appears at degrowth.de and was also syndicated by resilience.org and This Changes Everything Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on … Continue reading

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Not just ecologically, but financially unviable too: GMPF’s fossil fuel investments

Our last post was about the fossil fuel divestment campaign that is focussing on local government pension funds, and in our case Greater Manchester Pension Fund. One argument made against the divestment campaign is that Trustees (responsible for the Fund) … Continue reading

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Campaign on Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s investments hots up

Some months ago we reported on our attempts to encourage Greater Manchester Pension Fund to rethink its investment strategy, using explicit ethical criteria as part of its overall strategy for sound investments and returns, and in particular to move money … Continue reading

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Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto

Originally posted on Uncommontater:
Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto I recently came upon An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and was staggered by the scale of its unwarranted assumptions and errors. It argues that the malign human impacts on the earth can be…

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Building economic resilience in Buxton

Now out is the  BUXTON ECONOMIC RESILIENCE STUDY.  Steady State Manchester contributed to the initial workshop that launched this work, and we are delighted to see the publication of the report.  It is well researched and data-based.  It also makes … Continue reading

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Energy and the Bubble Economy – contradictions in Leeds.

Energy is fundamental to our economy, and it is vital that we have a good understanding of how the two things interact.  So  I went over to Leeds for a double bill event on energy and the bubble economy.  Going … Continue reading

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