Nathan Schneider about the co-op economy

Janine Jackson interviewed Nathan Schneider about the co-op economy for the September 21, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: September 15 marked ten years since the largest bankruptcy in US history, that of Lehman Brothers, triggering—or exposing—a crisis that cost millions of people their homes, their jobs and their financial futures, followed by a government bailout of the banks behind the …

Taibbi: Bernie Sanders’ Anti-Amazon Bill Is an Indictment of the Media, Too

In going after Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders tries to shame the press into seeing a problem hiding in plain sight MATT TAIBBI in Rolling Stone Jeff Bezos and Bernie Sanders Cliff Owen/AP/REX Shutterstock, Rogelio V. Solis/AP/REX Shutterstock This new piece of legislation sounds audacious at first. It tells companies like Amazon: if you pay your workers so poorly that they have to …

US to be hit worse than almost any other country by climate change, report says

US to be hit worse than almost any other country by climate change, report says The US will be hit harder than almost any other country by climate change, according to a new study. For the first time, researchers have calculated the economic damage of carbon emissions – known as the “social cost of carbon (SCC)” – on individual countries, …

Rapid Electrification Together With Wind & Solar Will Drive Massive Grid Expansion

By Joshua Hill on Clean Technica 15 Sept 2018 Ongoing and rapid electrification of global energy demand and the increase of wind and solar sources in the energy mix is expected to lead to massive growth of the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems, according to global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL. DNV GL published its new Energy Transition …

This is what Earth will look like if we melt all the ice

Chris Tackett ChrisTackett  November 5, 2013 Screen capture Rising Seas Interactive Map National Geographic has a good, but disturbing, interactive map showing what 216 feet of sea level rise will do to coastlines around the world. The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it …

Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal — solar and wind were back the next day

By IRINA IVANOVA, 60 min and MONEYWATCH September 25, 2018, 9:24 AM  Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence swamped North and South Carolina, thousands of residents who get power from coal-fired utilities remain without electricity.  Yet solar installations, which provide less than 5 percent of North Carolina’s energy, were up and running the day after the storm, according to electricity news outlet GTM. And while half of …

Parallel to ActivateCO – Solidarity to Solutions and Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Right to the City Alliance and It Takes Roots – at GCAS

Last week, the Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance, which together form the It Takes Roots Coalition travelled from the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Mozambique, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, Nigeria, and more to gather in Occupied Ohlone Territory- the San Francisco Bay Area- for the …

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (and normalization)

An Italian Fascist poster depicting Mussolini in 1935.CreditCreditAlamy  By Peter Beinart Sept. 11, 2018  HOW FASCISM WORKS The Politics of Us and Them By Jason Stanley 218 pp. Random House. $26. The list of Trump-era jeremiads keeps growing: “The Road to Unfreedom,” “Can It Happen Here?,” “Fascism: A Warning” and now “How Fascism Works,” a slim volume by the Yale philosophy professor Jason …

A Big Week For Reshaping the Electric Grid with EVs

September 14, 2018 by Lisa Cohn on Microgrid Knowledge EV programs may soon come to a grid near you as states continue to expand and refine charging efforts. Here’s a look at some big moves this week in California, Massachusetts and New York. Massachusetts okays one of largest EV programs In Massachusetts, the state Department of Public Utilities on September 10 okayed a $25 …

Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change: OECD

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of pollution, …