The conversion of Drax power station to burn word pellets instead of coal is plainly absurd and demonstrates both the depths energy companies will sink to keep old power stations running and the extent to which they think the rest of us can be hoodwinked.
Neat infographic showing which appliances are burning up your bucks.
“Oil. Gas. Oil. Gas. I love Russia.” DJ Smash’s new music video parodies Russia’s oil reliance.
Using less energy can be a pathway to healthier and happier lives.
Fuck these dams.
“You want a weather report? This is a reality report!”
The brave ones will listen to Gandalf.
You may have been fooled into thinking that older generations were only concerned with property, pensions and a nice pot of tea. Prepare to have that media stereotype blown away. A blast of sanity here as brave campaigners with a sparklingly clear understanding of the danger we all face take action against investment in coal by occupying Bristol Barclays bank. Vive la Revolution.
Last October ‘No Dash for Gas’ shut-down and occupied EDF’s West Burton gas-fired power station ‘ for a week. EDF is now suing the activists for £5million for costs it claims to have incurred. Groups across the UK are now standing in solidarity with “No Dash For Gas” and fighting to protect the right to protest.
You want solutions? Here be solutions from Amory Lovins and The Rocky Mountain Institute. Reinventing Fire is a comprehensive look at how overhauling the energy system globally can work for people, the economy and the planet.
Linking together, we can do better.
Heinberg is good company as he describes the coming Armageddon; the financial collapse is not an aberration to be fixed but the end of civilization, as we know it.
Allowing the last of our oil to be needlessly burnt to make some fat rich men richer could be the downfall of our species.
Pussy Riot’s colorful, collaborative creativity is not just the best antidote to Putin but the best antidote to the whole dangerous industrial machine as it grasps to gobble and destroy the last remaining stands of nature. The radical flip to an ecological society requires free and empowered citizens to manifest their power locally.
“Given this hard math, we need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization.”
Glencore provides a text book example of how deregulated, laissez-faire capitalism gives rise to out-of-control corporate monoliths that sidestep national laws to maximize their concentration of wealth whilst reducing the well being of millions of people and decimating the planet’s ecology. Small is beautiful.