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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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The Energy Revolution

This episode, the Heart of the Matter takes a special focus on the power of renewable energy as the solution to Nigeria's power problems and a tool for social ...
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The transition to a low carbon economy will of course require a complete transformation of our relationship with energy, looking in particular at the role of fossil fuels and the distorting impact ...

The transition to a low carbon economy will of course require a complete transformation of our relationship with energy, looking in particular at the role of fossil fuels and the distorting impact ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
Prince Charles World must end ‘distorting’ fossil fuel subsidies, says Prince Charles plummeting price is already forcing oil majors to rethink investments in some of their most expensive projects, such as tar sands schemes in Canada or Arctic...
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The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon Now - RollingStone.com

The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon Now - RollingStone.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
As climate-change activists pressure public institutions to dump their fossil-fuel investments, it's becoming increasingly clear that the right thing to do is also the smart thing to do
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Mexico's Renewables Revolution Creates Tension - IEEE Spectrum

Mexico's Renewables Revolution Creates Tension - IEEE Spectrum | real utopias | Scoop.it
Demand for wind energy brings opportunities to engineers but angers some locals
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Five pathways to post-capitalist 'renaissance' by a former oil man

Five pathways to post-capitalist 'renaissance' by a former oil man | real utopias | Scoop.it

In The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance, Dr Jeremy Leggett – a former oil geologist and government adviser on renewableenergy – warns of the risk of an imminent global oil crash as early as next year, and no later than 2020.

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Can Bhutan Achieve Hydropowered Happiness?

Can Bhutan Achieve Hydropowered Happiness? | real utopias | Scoop.it
As Bhutan’s young democracy evolves, the country is seeing growing conflicts over environmental and energy policies.
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The Transformation Of America's Energy Economy - WBUR

The Transformation Of America's Energy Economy - WBUR | real utopias | Scoop.it

In a ground-breaking move last week, voters in Boulder, Colorado, approved an initiative to end their relationship with Xcel Energy, a utility with $10.7 billion in revenues, thus clearing the way for the city to form its own municipal utility that would lower rates and make greater use of renewable energy.

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US Solar Surge: Flipping Switches on a Hoover Dam of Utility-scale Concentrated Solar Power

US Solar Surge: Flipping Switches on a Hoover Dam of Utility-scale Concentrated Solar Power | real utopias | Scoop.it
During this month’s U.S. government shutdown, an astonishing 1.3 GW of CSP began commercial operation, thanks to the Department of Energy’s former loan guarantee program for clean energy. Another several gigawatts is in construction.
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How Tides Canada Controls the Secret North American Tar Sands Coalition - CounterPunch

How Tides Canada Controls the Secret North American Tar Sands Coalition - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it

Before Tzeporah Berman began her current position as head of the North American Tar Sands Coalition, Tides Canada had already established these structures to create near-total control over budgets– and therefore, most decisions– for staggering numbers of organizations. Berman was around at the time, working for PowerUp pushing forward offsets garnered by river destruction. Some of the participant organizations already had working partnerships with multiple tar sands producers. The over-whelming majority were already greased by primarily high donors and foundations. Thus, joining the NATSC meant, essentially, double dipping.

 
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World's biggest solar thermal power plant fired up in California

World's biggest solar thermal power plant fired up in California | real utopias | Scoop.it
As of Tuesday, the sprawling Ivanpah solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert started supplying electricity to up to 200,000 homes.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation