Rob Miller
Renewable energy power storage is successfully being added to the North American grid to keep the lights on, computers running and the electric vehicles charging. Photo by Pixabay/Pexels

Aug. 29, 2022

The federal government is developing Clean Energy Regulations (CER) to help move the electrical grid to net-zero emissions. The regulations, among other measures, will encourage adding more renewable energy to the grid, which will eventually replace coal and natural gas electricity generation in Canada.

United Front to Address Loadshedding
light bulbs

August 23, 2022

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, representatives of unions and social movements met in Johannesburg to discuss the country’s energy crisis. The representatives agreed to form a united front to resist privatisation of the power sector and to propose alternative ways to address both the immediate crisis and the longer-term challenges posed by the decarbonisation of South Africa’s energy system. What follows is a work-in-progress statement that captures the discussion and conclusions reached at the end of the meeting.

Angelique Chrisafis
The vote follows weeks of heated debate and negotiations at the national assembly. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

France vs. Inflation--Pension Hikes, Rent Caps, Renationalize Hydro

Aug. 4, 2022

Cost of living measures include pension rises, a cap on rent increases and a civil service pay rise

French lawmakers are to definitively adopt a range of new measures to help struggling households cope with rising energy and food prices, as well as an updated budget that will pay for France to renationalise the electricity company EDF.

Gray Maddrey, originally published by Uneven Earth

Without class struggle the emancipatory potential of degrowth will fail to be realized. A revolutionary pedagogy can help to unify them.

Ben Parfitt
Chief Roland Willson: ‘To say reconciliation is working would be not developing Site C and working with us to identify better options, not ignore everything we say.’ Photo by Zoë Ducklow.

July 13, 2022

BC says a deal with the West Moberly First Nations over Site C damage shows reconciliation in action. The nations’ Chief disagrees.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, tasked with informing Canadians about what happened to Indigenous peoples in residential schools, defined reconciliation as a process of “establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country.”

Judith Lewis Mernit

July 5, 2022 - The first time Jackie Sawicky learned that a Bitcoin mining operation was coming to Corsicana, a rural Texas city 60 miles south of Dallas, was on April 27, when she happened upon a Facebook video of a meeting at the local public library. The featured speaker was Chad Everett Harris, the upbeat executive vice-president of Riot Blockchain, a Bitcoin mining company based in Castle Rock, Colo.

Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Isabell Braunger, Franziska M. Hoffart & Hanna Brauers

[Web page editor: "Super quotable right through with quantified science arguments against LNG esp should be great ammo; should be sent to every mp and mla demanding a reply" - a comment by Bill Henderson on the Landwatch List]

Josh Grant
This photo from the fall of 2021 shows the progress being made on the construction of the $16 billion Site C dam. (B.C. Hydro/submitted)

Jun 27, 2022

Indigenous community's civil claim argued hydroelectric project violates Treaty 8

The West Moberly First Nations have reached a partial agreement with B.C. Hydro and the provincial and federal governments over a lawsuit that says the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. would destroy their territory and violate their rights.


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