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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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Why is Manchester falling behind on its carbon reduction targets?

Yesterday evening, 10th June, 2014, I attended the “Manchester, A Certain Future AGM”. MACF is the name for Manchester’s climate change action plan that 5 years ago ambitiously set out to reduce Manchester’s direct greenhouse gas emissions by 41% over … 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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IPCC, energy and economic growth – are we brave enough?

updated 14 April, 2014. Here is a quote from the new IPCC report on how to cut emissions. The summary can be found here: http://report.mitigation2014.org/spm/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers_approved.pdf “ Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases … Continue reading

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Is the ‘dash for gas’ heading for its own Monsanto moment – an industry fracked by its own arrogance?’

Greenpeace are urging us all to contact local councillors about fracking as councils have to give planning permission. If you want to do something and have only a few minutes, you might want to E-mail your local councillors to tell … Continue reading

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