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 …

‘Liconomics’: China’s Green Revolution Arrives

Hat tip to Paul H. Ray for this  news . Encouraging , except to see the Chinese still wasting billions on nuclear power , the stupidest , most wasteful, dangerous and expensive way to  boil water !   As we report in our Green Transition scoreboard® Update , coming out  August …

Complaint seeks resettlement and just compensation from royal Dutch Shell and UK banks for damage caused by Sakhalin II Oil and Gas project

Today, residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal Dutch Shell and three of the largest UK banks: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Standard Chartered, and Barclays, for their failure to …