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Savings through renewables - community energy pioneers in Finland

Savings through renewables - community energy pioneers in Finland | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Problems caused by climate change and rising energy prices have meant that households and communities are seeking new ways in which to tackle their increasing energy consumption and related costs. By working together, communities have the power to mobilise their members and develop sustainable energy projects such as renewable energy generation or energy efficiency measures. Two communities in Finland, Ylä-Kivelä and Kaakonoja, involve two completely different types of community energy activities, but they have shared motives, experiences and learning about developing a local sustainable energy project.

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A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation

A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work on developing Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (or CBRLs, for short) continues apace here at the P2P Foundation. When speaking of the types of licenses, we often find it hard to explain how they fill a niche in the alt. license spectrum, falling somewhere between the straight up copyleft and the popular Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

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Spectre of the commons: Spectrum regulation in the communism of capital | ephemera

Spectre of the commons: Spectrum regulation in the communism of capital | ephemera | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The past decade has seen a growing emphasis on the social and juridical implications of peer production, commons-based property regimes and the nonrivalrous circulation of immaterial content in the online domain, leading some theorists to posit a digital communism. An acquisitive logic, however, continues to operate through intellectual property rights, in the underlying architecture that supports the circulation of content and in the logical apparatuses for the aggregation and extraction of metadata.
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Bad Science | Jacobin

Bad Science | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Free-market academic research policies have unleashed medical quackery and scientific fraud, forcing consumers to pay premiums for discoveries we’ve already funded as taxpayers.
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We Need a Global Carbon Tax | Jacobin

We Need a Global Carbon Tax | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
espite my suspicions of the neoliberal tenor of the organizers and my post-Occupy reservations about marches without explicit political demands, I’m going to the People’s Climate March this morning.
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Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide.

Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Academic research would be free to access and available under an open license that would legally enable the kind of sharing that is so crucial for enabling scientific progress.
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John Holloway: cracking capitalism vs. the state option | ROAR Magazine

John Holloway: cracking capitalism vs. the state option | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2002, John Holloway published a landmark book: Change the World without Taking Power. Inspired by the ‘¡Ya basta!’ of the Zapatistas, by the movement that emerged in Argentina in 2001/’02, and by the anti-globalization movement, Holloway sets out a hypothesis: it is not the idea of revolution or transformation of the world that has been refuted as a result of the disaster of authoritarian communism, but rather the idea of revolution as the taking of power, and of the party as the political tool par excellence.
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▶ Where Sustainable Design Meets Business Sustainability - Super Talk - Tent London 2014 - YouTube

Synopsis: What would a world filled with truly sustainable businesses look like? Join this thought-provoking session to hear how, according to Professor Donnie Maclurcan, not-for-profit enterprise will be at the heart of a sustainable future by 2050. Outlining research from Donnie's forthcoming book with Jennifer Hinton, How on Earth, this presentation will explore what it takes to design for human flourishing on a finite planet.
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Better Growth, Better Climate: the launch of the New Climate Economy report

Better Growth, Better Climate: the launch of the New Climate Economy report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is pleased to announce the launch of Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report.
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UNEP urges SIDS to adopt a ‘blue-green economy’ outlook

UNEP urges SIDS to adopt a ‘blue-green economy’ outlook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
[MANILA] Faced with rising sea levels and other major challenges, small island developing states (SIDS) are at a crucial turning point and must adopt initiatives that promote a “blue-green economy” strategy.
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8 institutional innovations that could update the economic system

8 institutional innovations that could update the economic system | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We live in an age of profound disruption. Global crises – financial, food, fuel, natural resources, poverty – challenge almost all societies. Yet over the coming decades these disruptions will also create, and are already creating, opportunities for profound personal, societal, and global renewal.
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In pursuit of smartness

In pursuit of smartness | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The “smart” phone moment passed me by, since I was determined to maintain my edge over a mere inanimate object. But the new and eager call for “smart” cities is too intriguing to let pass without reflection and comment. The call to “smarten” Indian cities has gone beyond the tired old promises of clearing garbage, building more housing for the poor, providing drinking water, guaranteeing electricity supply and better roads. Instead, it sets its goals high — placing hope entirely on creating a new urban space consisting of hot spots, continuous and seamless wifi access, sensors which alert you about impending traffic jams or tell you how to curtail water wastage and bring every household onto a smart e-grid. It hopes to leverage and mobilise technology to improve energy consumption and waste management, clear congestion, allocate scarce resources wisely, provide Internet connectivity and infrastructure to enable ease of access and movement. Sometimes, a few other desirables have been thrown in such as healthcare and good governance.
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Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read? - The Intercept

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read? - The Intercept | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There have been increasingly vocal calls for Twitter, Facebook and other Silicon Valley corporations to more aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and read. Last month in The Washington Post, for instance, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow demanded that social media companies ban the accounts of “terrorists” who issue “direct calls” for violence.
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Proposals to Support the Emerging Maker Economy - P2P Foundation

Proposals to Support the Emerging Maker Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The maker movement is on the rise. There are already over one million Etsy sellers worldwide. Together, they sold over $1.35 billion worth of goods in 2013. The emerging maker movement offers the tantalizing promise of a better economy—one that puts people at the center of commerce, promotes local, sustainable production, and empowers anyone to build a creative business on their own terms.
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Data Divide - P2P Foundation

Data Divide - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Individuals must have access to high-quality data about themselves and their communities. If certain groups routinely do not have data collected about them, their problems may be overlooked and their communities held back in spite of progress elsewhere. Given this risk, policymakers should begin a concerted effort to address the “data divide”—the social and economic inequalities that may result from a lack of collection or use of data about individuals or communities." (http://www2.datainnovation.org/2014-data-poverty.pdf)
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Book of the Day: The Solidarity Economy Alternative | P2P Foundation

“Taking as its background the rise of transnational activism, the World Social Forum, the Arab Spring, Occupy and the Climate Justice Movement, The Solidarity Economy Alternative: emerging theory and practice sets out to clarify meanings of the solidarity economy, emphasize the crucial theoretical concepts at work in the emergent solidarity economy around the world, and to highlight situated movement-building experiences. All those concerned with democracy, transformative politics and/or emancipatory utopian alternatives will be interested to hear this discussion!
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Footscray Maker Lab | Footscray Maker Lab

Footscray Maker Lab | Footscray Maker Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Footscray Maker Lab (FML). FML is a creative workspace located at 41 Robbs Rd in West Footscray / Kingsville. It was established to provide a place for creative people, artists and designers to come together to share knowledge, collaborate and co-create in a variety of projects and initiatives.
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Diaspora allows you to organize your contacts in groups

Diaspora allows you to organize your contacts in groups, they're called aspects. Using aspects you can choose with whom you share pictures or thoughts.
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Ello Is No Facebook Killer

Ello Is No Facebook Killer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve been in this position before. A new social media platform arrives, everyone proclaims it the next big thing and better than all that’s come before or currently exists. I look at it and feel a profound sense of meh.

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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement Report

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A movement is emerging in many places, under many guises: New Economy (or Economies), Regenerative Economy, Solidarity Economy, Next Economy, Caring Economy, Sharing Economy, Thriving Resilience, Community Resilience, Community Economics, Oppositional Economy, High Road Economy, and other names. It’s a movement to replace the default economy of excess, control, and exploitation with a new economy based on respecting biophysical constraints, preferring decentralization, and supporting mutuality. This movement is a sign of the growing recognition that what often are seen as separate movements—environment, social justice, labor, democracy, indigenous rights—are all deeply interconnected, particularly in the way that the current economic system is a root cause of much that they seek to change.
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Democracy and technopolitics in the European space

Democracy and technopolitics in the European space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A contribution after Agora99 by Rome’s hostin
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A Solar-Powered Ladybug That Might Just Save Global Agriculture

A Solar-Powered Ladybug That Might Just Save Global Agriculture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Industrial agriculture is currently facing some dire challenges. Today's farmers must contend with shrinking crop yields and disappearing profit margins thanks to a rapidly warming planet, not to mention the political and socioeconomic fallout of maintaining the current system of migratory farm labor. However, the Ladybird farm automator could hold the key to solving both issues.
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La Paillasse

La Paillasse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
La Paillasse provides support for open source development of disruptive technologies
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3D Printer OS - 3D Printer Operating System in the Cloud

3D Printer OS - 3D Printer Operating System in the Cloud | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is the world's first open 3D
printing operating system.
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2014 Open Hardware Summit — September 30 + October 1 2014 in Rome, Italy

September 30 + October 1 2014 in Rome, Italy
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The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In The Fourth Revolution, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge ask: what is the state actually for? Their remarkable book describes the three great revolutions in its history, and the fourth which is happening now
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The "Digital President's" ultimate challenge

The "Digital President's" ultimate challenge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
All being well, a new Commission President will take office this year, having proclaimed ‘Digital’ to be her/his top priority.  But what should a Digital President do?  Sort out our fragmented telecoms market?  Perhaps.  Foster entrepreneurial start-ups?  Definitely.  But the real challenge is driving technology-based productivity gains in the rest of the economy: manufacturing, services and the public sector.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation