New Worldwatch Institute report discusses the rise in subsidies for renewable and fossil fuel-based energy production Washington, D.C.—-Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but … [Read full article]
By Will Bates This is huge. Two weeks ago we joined a diverse coalition to launch an all-out offensive to end fossil fuel subsidies, and we weren’t quite sure … [Read full article]
Obama wants Congress to vote yes or no on extending $4 billion in oil company subsidies within the next few weeks (video below). Obama has stepped up to … [Read full article]
by Bill McKibben Hey everyone, Yesterday was one of the truly fun days in this whole wild year of organizing. We had hundreds of referees outside the Capitol, and we blew … [Read full article]
Everything is connected: the things we do, the things others do, affect people’s lives. The aura of our material planet is a body of energy that is part of us and extends around us from the inside out. This connectivity is showing up willfully in our streets. Bill Mikkiben points out: “We cannot solve the carbon problem until we solve the power problem.” He also acknowledges the good timing of now-linking movements of activism. The time of putting positive energy into a collective force is in action now as a space to heal these gaping wounds in culture and environment unfolds.
I’ve done an early read of reactions to Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address (full text) from leading green thinkers around the web. It is always interesting to see … [Read full article]