Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology. Because we cannot save ourselves without contesting oligarchic control, the fight for democracy and justice and the fight against environmental breakdown are one and the same.

By Julian Brave NoiseCat, Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology – and ExxonMobil is a major actor at that intersection in The Guardian, Sun 9 Dec 2018     ‘Over the years, the company channeled about $30m to researchers and activist groups promoting disinformation about global warming.’ Photograph: Matt Brown/AP Now that Democrats have won control of the …

Reframing The Pursuit Of A Carbon-Free Future As A Social Good

December 9th, 2018 by The Beam  his article was published in The Beam #7 — Subscribe now for more on the topic. “Conflicts are resolved at a negotiating table,” former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias has said. And it was in this spirit that 197 countries signed the Paris Agreement (to date, 179 states have ratified the Agreement) to limit the adverse effects of climate change …

2018 in review, from The Climate Mobilization

Game, Changed: 2018 in Review Historians will say that 2018 is when the Climate Emergency Movement began in earnest. 2019 will be the year that the movement breaks through and Climate Mobilization becomes the mainstream position. Our efforts to “move the movement” have proven enormously successful. We began 2018 as virtually the only organization in the United States advocating a …

Majority of voters worried about climate change

Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change Politico | Steven Shepard 58 percent of voters say climate change is being caused by human activity, compared with 30 percent who say it’s a natural phenomenon. Only 4 percent of voters say climate change is not happening, while 8 percent are undecided. […] And most voters are worried about climate change: …

How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor’s Car: The system for behind-the-meter device-to-device transactions is due out in a year.

JASON DEIGN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 EnSync is working on a version of peer-to-peer energy trading. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com 0 Wisconsin-based storage developer EnSync Energy Systems is working on a system that could allow your residential battery to sell energy to your neighbor’s electric vehicle. The device-to-device transaction system is designed to operate behind the meter, using DC links, and could be …

Smart Growth 2018

Stuck in the Station showing which projects have been funded, which haven’t, and how much money USDOT still has yet to award. Our work on this count has made a noticeable impact, with FTA moving to advance several projects since we launched, and promising a few grants to come in early 2019. But we will keep holding their feet to the …

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Republicans now acknowledge climate change

Even Republicans at odds with Trump’s climate posture, poll finds Emily Holden, The Guardian New polling suggests that Americans, including Republicans, are becoming more convinced on human-caused climate change, reports the Guardian. Some 64% of Republicans now think climate change is happening, the poll shows, compared to 49% three years ago. And more of the general population acknowledge climate change …

Colorado utilities on the way to 100% renewable

Amid the ferment, it’s important to remember that even House liberals of the so-called progressive wing of the Democratic caucus are resistant to change. Many talk as if the Obama years were a period of green enlightenment, a fallacy that Carol Dansereau, organizer of a new System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC) chapter in Seattle, demolishes in her piece, “Climate …

We must ramp up renewables and take big steps to decarbonize, now, say Christiana Figueres, scientists and notables

With sources of renewable energy spreading fast, all sectors can do more to decarbonize the world, argue Christiana Figueres and colleagues. “All efforts must strive to keep global warming to 1.5 °C. Now that we understand the different impacts of a 1.5 °C and a 2 °C rise, we cannot in good conscience provoke unnecessary risks to the most vulnerable and to the …