Why I helped occupy a gas power station in the name of a better future

Article published: Thursday, November 15th 2012

Early on Monday 29 October, sixteen activists occupied West Burton gas-fired power station, shutting it down for a week in protest against the expansion of gas-fired power stations. Lawrence Carter explains his involvement.

Gates come down on Library Walk dissent

Article published: Friday, September 21st 2012

The masterplan for a dramatic overhaul of St Peter’s Square, including controversial plans to gate off and glaze Library Walk, was rubber stamped by Manchester City Council’s executive on Wednesday. Friends of Library Walk campaigner Morag Rose ventured into the Town Hall to witness local democracy in action, and was unimpressed by what she saw…

Dissent breaks out at climate change ‘stakeholder conference’

Article published: Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Dissent reigned at the end of the ‘annual’ Stakeholder Conference for Manchester’s Climate Change Action Plan held on 16 March.

Greater Manchester climate change plans: Business as usual

Article published: Friday, October 21st 2011

Greater Manchester’s local authorities are affirming official schemes to reduce carbon emissions. But so far their plans appear more aspirational than actual, and driven by the interests of business rather than preparing the city for a sustainable future.

Manchester’s Certain Future?

Article published: Wednesday, December 8th 2010

It has been one whole year since Manchester City Council launched its climate change action plan, ‘A Certain Future’, so what has been achieved in that time, and where do things go from here? This was the question that was supposed to be answered on November 30, at the first annual stakeholder conference held at [...]