The Climate Committee is right – the government created this appalling investment climate – 13 Sep 2012 – James’ Blog: a blog from BusinessGreen.

An article about the continuing sorry state of the lack of Government support for renewable energy and any hope of reducing our dependence on imported energy and our carbon footprint.

The Climate Committee is right – the government created this appalling investment climate – 13 Sep 2012 – James’ Blog: a blog from BusinessGreen..

A nice article about the campaign to save Ancoats Dispensary. English Heritage and Manchester City Council, all failed in their ‘Duty of Care’, in enforcing Urban Splash (Bloxham) to carry out the necessary repair work to maintain the building in the state, Urban Slash find the building in. In fact the council have broken the law, by passing the demolition order, when it obvious the building has been neglected. In fact, a number of artefacts have gone missing under Urban Splashes ownership. Also Jim Battle, deputy Leader of Manchester City Council and Labour councillor for Ancoats, was laughing and joking about this sad state of affairs, some weeks ago, stating that of course the building would decay, after Urban Splash took the roof off!

As always, there are those, like those who have posted comments to this blog, are dismissive of any attempt to reduce energy use. Which is what is very necessary to becoming anywhere self sufficient in energy and reducing emissions.

Inside track

Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadebrooks/This post is by Dustin Benton, who leads Green Alliance’s Resource Stewardship theme. A version first appeared on businessgreen.com.

To find out more about how to fix ecodesign, see Green Alliance’s new report: Cutting Britain’s Energy Bill.

President Obama had a hard time selling the US’s ‘weatherization program’ to a sceptical Congress: insulation is a lot less attractive than visible clean tech like solar panels. So he relied on his charm, declaring memorably that insulation was, in fact, sexy. “Here’s what’s sexy about it — saving money,” he said, to laughter and applause.

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Massachusetts’ Clean Economy Sees Massive Growth, Now Hosts 71,000 Jobs In Cleantech

This article shows what can be achieved with a strong political leadership.  While in the UK, we have a Government that keeps changing FITs (feed-in tariffs) for renewable technologies and is promoting large utilities companies with their Green Deal.  The UK will not be able to survive what is ultimately going to come, in not that a distance future.  Manchester City Council is the same, they keep claiming to be ‘Green’, whilst actually doing anything different than before.  They constantly says they cannot do anything without others doing something as well.  I think this article promotes the vision, that it can be done where there is the will.

pby Andrew, via CleanTechnica Government investment and support for clean, renewable energy development is paying off handsomely in Massachusetts, where the clean energy economy grew 11.2% between July 2011 and July 2012. The state’s fast-growing clean energy sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy businesses across the state, according to a Massachusetts Clean […]/p

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We have seen the Scottish Government investing in wave and tidal technologies.  The UK has some of the best wave and tidal resources available in the world and has not been exploited by the UK Government.

Mull of Kintyre set to host CoRMaT tidal current turbine

As well as investing in wind, another asset, the UK has in abundance: