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Justice in a world powered by renewable energy

The surge in renewable energy is happening faster than anyone predicted, rapidly transforming our entire energy system. We’re currently building the systems that will power the post-fossil fuels era . But this is not ‘just’ a matter of energy sources and emissions. The energy solutions we deploy today determine whether we try to mitigate the... (More...)
Climate Justice Renewable Energy

A rooftop revolution rising in the Caribbean

Saint Lucia is a small island nation in the sunny Caribbean. While the natural scenery is breathtaking, this pristine island currently depends on dirty diesel generators to provide energy for its 174,000 inhabitants. This is set to change, and the island of Saint Lucia is committing to clean, renewable energy sources. Saint Lucia was one... (More...)
Global Renewable Energy Uncategorized

Nuclear: No room for revival

Five years ago, I stood in front of the control room of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), listening to an engineer trying to convince us that it was safe and wise to operate the 32-year-old facility.   At the time, I thought that the debate about the safety of reviving the BNPP was finally laid... (More...)
Renewable Energy Southeast Asia

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

Pacific Climate Warriors at the Alternatiba in Paris.

The Climate Alternatiba Tour arrived in Paris on the 26th of September 2015. The Pacific Climate Warriors were part of the sixty thousand people that came to celebrate the end of the tour in the République in Paris, over the weekend.     The Alternatiba started with less than ten people. They cycled around France,... (More...)
Climate Impacts Climate Justice Coal Coal Divestment Europe Fossil Fuels Pacific Paris 2015 Renewable Energy Uncategorized

Meeting the Dalai Lama

Last Sunday I had a religious experience — and I don’t mean going to my church in Brooklyn. The experience was sitting next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on a panel discussion about climate change at Glastonbury Festival. The Dalai Lama had a delightful passion on the topic. It ranged from a love of... (More...)
Climate Impacts Divestment Europe Global Renewable Energy