The downside to electric cars

The downside to electric cars

They may be good for the environment, but not for those mining the cobalt needed to manufacture their batteries, writes Neil Thompson.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

One gas leak too many

Can we end fracking now? asks Mark Engler.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Just too dear: sometimes despite energy being available it can be unaffordable. This mother in  Soweto, South Africa, protests against the prices of state utility Eskom.

The energy fix

What will it take to get electricity to Africa’s rural poor? Ruth Nyambura explores.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Big hydro bad news

Big hydro bad news

Klara Sikorova bemoans the destruction of communities in Georgia caused by big hydropower projects.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Mapuche refuse fracking

Mapuche refuse fracking

Claire Fauset reports on resistance and repression.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 6: Fossil fuels are more economically viable than renewables

Not if you look at the environmental costs, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Drowned out by big oil: 13-year-old Laurel from Children Against Global Warming performs inside the BP-sponsored British Museum in September 2015, as part of the growing movement against oil sponsorship.

Still biting

Big Oil's history of denial, delay and distortion is laid bare by Greg Muttitt.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Global frack-down

Global frack-down

Claire Fauset looks forward to a summer of resistance.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Solar energy could be the answer to Shatila's power problems, writes Lydia James.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
A clear view: Sign on the site of a proposed windfarm in Herefordshire, England.

Why the war on wind?

Surveys tell us that the public love wind power, so why do certain countries see such fierce campaigns against it? Helle Abelvik-Lawson investigates.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
The Ivanpah solar concentrating power station in California. Coming soon to the Sahara?

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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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015

Take action on renewables

Some ideas and starting points on how you can help build a cleaner, fairer energy future.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Under the sun: Children shelter beneath a solar panel in Dharnai village.

From best to worst: renewable energy around the world

Inspiring examples of democratic, renewable energy – and also how not to do it.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015

Renewable energy - the facts

How much energy, how it's used and what we really need.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
The London Array, off Britain’s east coast, currently the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.  Jointly owned by E-ON, DONG Energy, UAE-based Masdar and Canadian investment fund La Caisse.

Whose renewable future?

Is big business poised to capture the renewables revolution? Danny Chivers draws up the battle lines.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Leave the oil in the soil! Indigenous representatives from communities resisting oil extraction all over the world marched together at the front of the recent 400,000-strong New York climate march.

Ending the oil age

Change is coming. Jess Worth examines whether growing pressure for divestment and disruption can knock Big Oil off its perch.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Will fracking realign the world?

Will fracking realign the world?

Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently to the most common predictions.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Under water: a New York street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Provoking an American climate crisis

The US government deserves to have a political crisis brought to its door, argues Mark Engler.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Australian Greens have fought hard for a levy on big polluters.

Australia puts a price on carbon

Climate campaigner Anna Rose welcomes the new levy on big polluters, saying it will push Oz into a far greener framework.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Bunker Roy shares a joke
with one of his trainee
grandmothers.

African grannies go solar

Indian activist Bunker Roy is bringing electric light to rural villages by training up grandmothers as solar engineers, reports Georgia Hanias.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Young Mexicans demand solar power.

Is the Green New Deal a dead duck?

Four years ago it was hailed as the cure for our
economic and environmental woes. So what’s
happened? Zoe Cormier investigates.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012

Why cross-border electrics are not such a bright idea

Renewable energy mega-projects are causing environmental damage and mass displacement says Joyce Nelson.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
African village January, 2017
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
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