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Links for March 30th through April 6th

by Mel Starrs on April 7, 2011

in News

These are my links for March 30th through April 6th: English fields could be tapped for sustainable biomass – 06 Apr 2011 – News from BusinessGreen – "The researchers said that converting marginal land to biomass plantations would not only be sufficient to generate approximately four per cent of current UK electricity demand, but would […]

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Is it RIP CSH?

by Mel Starrs on March 7, 2011

in Code for Sustainable Homes

Does it feel like the end of days for Code for Sustainable Homes or is it just me? Remember of course that I love a bit of DOOM and can see a conspiracy theory behind every incompetent decision (I need to try and remember Hanlon’s Razor more often – “Never attribute to malice that which […]

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Links for February 23rd through March 1st

by Mel Starrs on March 2, 2011

in News

These are my links for February 23rd through March 1st: The Low Carbon Kid: Vital new tool sorts out the climate-friendly from climate-hostile materials – Brilliant overview post from David on the ICE database, which means now I don’t have to write one. Read the whole thing: “The widely used and authoritative ICE Database – […]

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Links for January 27th through February 1st

by Mel Starrs on February 2, 2011

in News

These are my links for January 27th through February 1st: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error MPs attack planning changes | Online News | Building – "“The various changes to the planning system must be complementary. We therefore recommend that the development of the National Planning Framework and the National Infrastructure Plan, […]

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Links for December 2nd through December 7th

by Mel Starrs on December 8, 2010

in News

These are my links for December 2nd through December 7th: Planning Portal – Government initiates new standards for new homes – “Work has started on a new Local Standards framework for new homes, the Department for Communities and Local Government has revealed. It will be developed and maintained by industry and councils but led by […]

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Links for October 13th through October 19th

by Mel Starrs on October 20, 2010

in News

These are my links for October 13th through October 19th: Climate change pps – The toolkit has been developed to provide advice on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation based on the guidance given in the Climate Change Supplement to Planning Policy Statement 1 (generally referred to simply as the Climate Change PPS hereafter). The […]

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Links for August 4th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2010

in News

These are my links for August 4th through August 10th: Why there are too many public sector chiefs spoiling the broth – Catching up on Jackie's posts – spot-on again: "It is the uncomfortable truth that the only public servants we really want to pay out of our hard earned cash are those that could […]

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Links for July 23rd through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 28, 2010

in News

These are my links for July 23rd through July 27th: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities? – Read the whole article: “That sort of casual eagerness for the death of others is appalling. Worse, the strategy implicit in this vision of transitioning — that there can be local soft landings in the […]

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Links for March 19th through March 25th

by Mel Starrs on March 26, 2010

in News

These are my links for March 19th through March 25th: Climate science: Spin, science and climate change | The Economist – "…the ambiguities of science sit uncomfortably with the demands of politics. Politicians, and the voters who elect them, are more comfortable with certainty. So “six months to save the planet” is more likely to […]

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Planning policy requirements for climate change

by Mel Starrs on March 25, 2010

in Planning

CLG have just issued research (by Arup): …to examine the implementation of the Planning Policy Statement (PPS) on Climate Change, particularly through the take up of its policies in regional spatial strategies and local development plan documents, and their application through development control. It also identifies any barriers to effective implementation of the policies in the […]

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