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Tidal lagoons get green light

Tidal lagoons get green light | energy communities | Scoop.it
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is set to go ahead after a government report recommended the technology plays a role in the UK’s energy mix.
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This is a very good news, I am a #TidalLagoon fan!
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A tsunami in winter: Europe shakes up its energy policy

A tsunami in winter: Europe shakes up its energy policy | energy communities | Scoop.it
Temperatures are falling in Europe, and warm thoughts are doing little to help – let alone the European Commission’s proposed legislation. After a long gestation period, the “winter pac…
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A Small Public Investment In Solar Could Produce Large Benefits For Vermont

A Small Public Investment In Solar Could Produce Large Benefits For Vermont | energy communities | Scoop.it
$7 million of public investment to encourage homeowners, businesses, and municipalities to make energy efficiency improvements, install solar panels, or invest in other types of clean energy projec…
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Thousands hold ‘Global Protest Day’ to support world’s largest mangrove forest

Thousands hold ‘Global Protest Day’ to support world’s largest mangrove forest | energy communities | Scoop.it
Organizers estimate more than 4,000 people gathered around the world on Saturday to protest the development of a power plant being built just upstream of the Sundarbans mangrove in Bangladesh.
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Broadly Sharing the Benefits of “Decarbonization”

Broadly Sharing the Benefits of “Decarbonization” | energy communities | Scoop.it
Last summer I saw a presentation on “deep decarbonization” that outlined necessary changes in the U.S. economy in order to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation was fascinating, offering some very specific elements to focus our attention. For example, the following graphic shows the average number of replacements for various infrastructure types prior to…
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Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs - Evonomics

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs - Evonomics | energy communities | Scoop.it
It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working.
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Exactly describes what I feel about my paid job: useless, badly paid, waste of time
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Blockchain Community Solar: The Value of a Renewable Energy Reputation | P2P Foundation

An article on blockchain and renewable energy by Ashley Taylor. Originally published at Medium. “Last Monday 6 community members on President St in the Brooklyn Park Slope neighborhood created the first local marketplace for renewable energy on a blockchain network. They individually invested in solar panels and created a community to sell their excess energy... Continue reading →
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Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers

Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers | energy communities | Scoop.it
Photo credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery / CC BY. A proliferation of atypical forms of work in Europe has become known as "The Gig Economy." For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal. Casual work, temping, zero hour contracts, and diverse forms of self-employment are characteristic of this brave new world of "precarious work."
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Territorio Crudo / Fuelmapu

La historia de la comunidad mapuche detrás del acuerdo de YPF y Chevron para realizar fracking en Vaca Muerta. Cuando en 2013 las empresas comunicaron e
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DEMOCRATIC MONEY AND CAPITAL FOR THE COMMONS - Commons Strategies

DEMOCRATIC MONEY AND CAPITAL FOR THE COMMONS - Commons Strategies | energy communities | Scoop.it
How can commoners meet their needs without replicating (perhaps in only modestly less harmful ways) the structural problems of the dominant money system?
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How Cooperatives Can Contribute to the SDGs - IDC2016

The theme of the 2016 International Day of Cooperatives (IDC2016) is "Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future”. Watch our interviews with 1
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Cooperatives vs corporations in the age of the SDGs

Cooperatives vs corporations in the age of the SDGs | energy communities | Scoop.it
Cooperatives were recently hailed by the UN as “key drivers of a sustainable future”. Ban-Ki Moon proclaimed that “cooperatives can mak
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Bristol Energy Cooperative Celebrates £10m Solar Success

Bristol Energy Cooperative Celebrates £10m Solar Success | energy communities | Scoop.it
Bristol Energy Cooperative celebrates £10m solar success • Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) celebrates reaching over £10m in its ambitious solar fund-raise
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The dawn of architectural solar

The dawn of architectural solar | energy communities | Scoop.it
Sponsored: Since the beginning of the modern architectural era, humankind has dreamed of self-sustaining buildings that generate their own power
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Creating the Culture for a Renewable Energy Future

Creating the Culture for a Renewable Energy Future | energy communities | Scoop.it
Renewable energy has already won the battle against fossil fuels, despite the big subsidies for oil and gas.
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Interesting article although the author could have pointed out that Uber ≠ Coop is ownership. But I agree that coop can become exclusive and policy is needed to insure a just transition.
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Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, Cooperative Energy Futures - ZERO WASTE SUMMIT

Watch more videos at http://www.SPNN.org Timothy is a co-convener of Minneapolis Energy Options (now Community Power), which has secured the nation’s firs
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5 Ways Cities Are Standing Up To Climate Change

5 Ways Cities Are Standing Up To Climate Change | energy communities | Scoop.it
The places where the most people will be affected by rising seas and extreme weather are also the places coming up with the best ideas t
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How the Commons can Revitalise Europe – Green European Journal

How the Commons can Revitalise Europe – Green European Journal | energy communities | Scoop.it
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Plan der EU-Kommission: Ökostromfirmen müssen um Vorrangrechte bangen - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Plan der EU-Kommission: Ökostromfirmen müssen um Vorrangrechte bangen - SPIEGEL ONLINE | energy communities | Scoop.it
Ökostrom hat in Europas Netzen bislang Vorfahrt. Nach SPIEGEL-ONLINE-Informationen will die EU-Kommission nun gegen dieses zentrale Instrument der Energiewende vorgehen. Die Bundesregierung ist alarmiert.
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Course video 1. De-colonising energy

This video was produced for Platform's pilot online peer-learning course, Democratising Energy. In each session of the course, we will feature a video wit
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Desertec: the renewable energy grab?

Desert solar plants planned for North Africa are just another exploitative resource grab, argues Hamza Hamouchene.
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Joseph Stiglitz proposes co-op models as an alternative to trickle-down economics - Co-operative News

Joseph Stiglitz proposes co-op models as an alternative to trickle-down economics - Co-operative News | energy communities | Scoop.it
A changing political landscape and economic challenges mean we are witnessing “interesting” but “unsettling” times, warned economist Joseph Stiglitz at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec. The Nobel Prize laureate was a keynote speaker at the three-day conference, which brings together over 3,000 delegates from across the world to discuss the future of the co-operative economy. A …
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