Renewable energy

How Grassroots Energy Projects Are Taking Back Power From Utility Companies

From solar power that cuts NYC energy bills and powers streetlights in Detroit to affordable high-speed internet throughout the United States, grassroots utilities projects are delivering on their promises to underserved communities of color. By Aric Sleeper As power outages…

Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future: 10 Years Since Fukushima

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – 10 years later, where are we and what have we learned? On March 11 (from March 10 US time), the 10 year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, eminent leaders, experts, government representatives and civil society…

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Biden-Harris must reject the nuclear path Although possibly a sad comment on his predecessors, incoming U.S. president, Joe Biden, is offering the most progressive climate policy so far of any who have previously held his position. As Paul Gipe points…

OLADE and IRENA put renewables at heart of post-pandemic economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) will boost ties to put the renewables-driven energy transformation at the heart of…

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

On this Earth Day 2020, members of the Abolition 2000 coodinating committee and others have written a statement in support of the need to address the triple threats facing humanity today: climate change, global pandemics and nuclear devastation. The statement…

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

Pip Roddis, University of Leeds for The Conversation Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that the public didn’t support it. Amber…

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Sector adds 171 GW of generating capacity in 2018 The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency…

With rapidly falling prices, renewables set to outcompete fossil fuels by 2020

“These cost declines across technologies are unprecendented and representative of the degree to which renewable energy is disrupting the global energy system.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams A new report showing that renewable prices may soon out-compete…

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

Pressenza has recently been contacted by John Scales Avery from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to ask for publication of the below text which we gladly do. I am working on a book with the title “THE…

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Trump has announced that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a campaign promise to support the coal and oil sector. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December 2015,…

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