Dear Joe Biden, here is how you can earn our support. Anti-Trump messaging won’t be enough to lead any candidate to victory. Young people need someone who will champion bold ideas

Published in The Guardian on 4 April 2020 Dear Vice-President Joe Biden, We write to you as leaders from a diverse array of organizations building political power for young people in the United States. We are all deeply committed to ending a presidency that has set the clock back on all of the issues that impact our lives. While you are …

RMI advocates debt forgiveness for recovery, linked with decarbonization

Forgive or reduce that debt burden, by an amount dependent on the (verifiable and additional) emissions reductions they achieve. In fact, we can apply the same approach to incentivize emissions reductions across all entities whose debt is held or issued by any government entity. If such an approach was augmented by dedicated loan guarantees or financing to bring down debt …

Rooftop Solar Wins Big in Kansas Court Ruling from Conservative Judge

Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News, April 9, 2020 The Kansas Supreme Court has provided a rare and sweet victory for renewable energy advocates in the state, with national implications. The court issued a unanimous ruling on Friday agreeing with advocates that a 2018 utility rate plan was discriminatory in the way it created a new charge that inflated the bills of rooftop …

How ‘Bernie Bros’ Were Invented, Then Smeared as Sexist, Racist and unAmerican

By JONATHAN COOK How ‘Bernie Bros’ Were Invented, Then Smeared as Sexist, Racist and unAmerican as Borscht, Counterpunch Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The Democratic presidential nomination race is a fascinating case study in how power works – not least, because the Democratic party leaders are visibly contriving to impose one candidate, Joe Biden, as the party’s nominee, even as it …