Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans?

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural gas carrier near Sea Point, South Africa. (Derek …

Durban Outcome: No Guarantees for the Climate as Governments Again Delay

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine Durban Outcome: No Guarantees for the Climate as Governments Again Delay Brussels, 14 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement expressed its disappointment as climate negotiators in Durban had agreed a platform to continue negotiations, but without any guarantees that will make …

Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 230/091211 Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors Crowd of workers, campaigners and activists gather for all-night vigil to keep UN climate talks alive Durban, 9 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is making a final call on Ministers attending the Durban …

A How-To Guide to Slashing California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

This analysis is quite general in its application to the developed world. It makes the key point: the way to save our civilization from the ravages of climate disaster is straightforward from a science and engineering standpoint. The key difficulty is with rich and reactionary fossil fuels industries buying the …