On Contact: Planet Of The Humans

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the criticism and censorship of Michael Moore's film Planet of the Humans with the director, Jeff Gibbs. "Perhaps it's a form of [...]

While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind And Solar With $50 Million In Old Rent Bills

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

While giving fossil fuel companies access to relief funds ostensibly meant for small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Monday slapped solar and [...]

Why The Oil And Gas Industry Will Never Be The Same

By Marshall Auerback, Brave New Europe. -

When a staple commodity collapses to negative value it signals that something is clearly amiss in the global economy. When it is a global energy source like crude oil, it does not just signal [...]

Movie Review: Planet Of The Humans’ – Transition To Solar And Wind

By Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute. -

A few days ago, Emily Atkin posted a reaction to Michael Moore’s latest film, Planet of the Humans (directed and narrated by Jeff Gibbs), in which she began by admitting that she hadn’t seen the [...]

Film Review: ‘Planet Of Humans’ Misplaces The Blame On Population Growth

By David Schwartzman, Popular Resistance. -

This is a very effective but flawed film, which already has been seen on YouTube by 2.5 million when I saw it on April 26. To sum up my review, it combines a very welcome biting critique of [...]

Native Activists Are Forging A Just Transition To Renewable Energy

By Winona LaDuke, Truthout.org -

Native activists and youth are shaping a clear vision for the transition necessary to guide us toward an environmentally just future — and there are more of them coming. Nationally, the Sunrise [...]

Renewable Energy Could Power The World By 2050

By Paul Brown, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 19 February, 2020 − Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could [...]

Climate Activists Sit In For Major Changes At Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

By Beyond Extreme Energy, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - On February 20, members of the climate justice group Beyond Extreme Energy held a sit-in inside the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Seven activists [...]

US Hit Record $55.5B Renewables Investments In 2019

By Catherine Morehouse, Utilitydive.com -

A last-minute push from U.S. investors on wind in response to the Production Tax Credit winding down, as well as bullish investments from Europe and China on offshore wind, led to a surge in [...]

‘No More Fossil Lovers!’, BXE Disrupts Hearing For New FERC Commissioner

By Beyond Extreme Energy, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - Members of Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) spoke out at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for James Danly, who was nominated by President Trump to be the [...]

Natural Gas Vs. Renewable Energy: Beware The Latest Gas Industry Talking Points

By Derrick Z. Jackson, Blog.ucsusa.org -

The campaign is loaded with disinformation. The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it’s pushing gas as a “foundation for the future” because it is “clean.” Major fossil fuel companies [...]

A Boom In Renewables Education As Scotland Upskills

By David Leask, Herald Scotland. -

A new study has revealed the sheer volume of training underway as the country upskills for climate emergency, new statistics reveal. The research, the first of its kind, showed an “enormous [...]

Renewable Energy’s Booming, But Still Falling Far Short Of Climate Goals

By Kristoffer Tigue, Insideclimatenews.org -

Renewable energy capacity quadrupled worldwide over the past 10 years, with an estimated $2.6 trillion invested in its growth, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme shows. [...]

Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy In Time To Avert Climate Catastrophe?

By Daniel Ross, Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

Ten years ago, two climate scientists, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, published a groundbreaking article in Scientific American outlining a road map for becoming 100 percent reliant on energy [...]

Plentiful Renewable Energy Awaits The World

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 29 August, 2019 − US and European researchers have shown the way to an era of cheap and plentiful renewable energy on a massive scale. Canadian scientists have worked out how to extract [...]