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The story of the first Spanish renewable energy cooperative

By Urszula Papajak In 2010 Gijsbert Huijink and a group of friends launched a campaign to find 350 people to join the first renewable energy cooperative in Spain. Six years later Som Energia reached 27,000 members, 37,000 customers and is now generating enough renewable energy to meet the annual needs of 3,200 families! Huijink explains how,... (More...)
Europe Renewable Energy

This is what the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement looks like in Europe

These days, we’re witnessing the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement. People around the world are joining together in an unprecedented wave of escalated mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous coal, oil and gas projects, under the banner of Break Free from fossil fuels. The UK kicked off Break Free last... (More...)
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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (More...)
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Heathrow 13: The UK’s first climate prisoners?

UPDATE: None of the Heathrow 13 is going to prison! They have been handed six-week suspended sentences in addition to 100+ hours of community service. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24th February) thirteen individuals who blockaded a runway to protest against expanding Heathrow airport are likely to be sent to prison, which would make them the first climate activists... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Europe Keep It In The Ground

Young activists block Norwegian mine to protect fjord

For fifteen days now, locals and young activists, led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway, have been peacefully occupying machinery to prevent test drilling at a mining site near Førde fjord, west Norway. A set of new activists have been climbing the mountain daily to chain themselves to the mining company’s machinery, only to... (More...)
Europe Keep It In The Ground

Keep it in the Ground: Sweden

The Swedish government recently allowed state-owned company Vattenfall to sell their coal reserves in Germany — a decision  which means the release of at least 24x Sweden’s annual carbon emissions if that coal is burnt. In response, people are pledging to organise and escalate actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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