A renewables revolution is afoot – but who will benefit?

A renewables revolution is afoot – but who will benefit?

Donald Trump’s commitment to coal is short-sighted and wrong-headed. A 100 per cent renewable future is coming – and other countries will reap the rewards Tetra Images/Getty LAST week, President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Energy to “prepare immediate steps” to prevent the closure of unprofitable coal and nuclear plants. This comes almost a […]

Demanding Renewables Not Pipelines, Environmentalists Are Heading to Albany

Demanding Renewables Not Pipelines, Environmentalists Are Heading to Albany

Independent journalism provides a vital alternative to the mainstream news, but it can’t exist without your help. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! That’s it, we’re storming the castle. On April 23, thousands of New Yorkers are showing up at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s front door in Albany to demand genuine action on climate change. We’re not […]

Spending on renewables in rich countries has halved in six years

Spending on renewables in rich countries has halved in six years

Only a few renewables projects continue without government subsidiesimageBROKER / Alamy The world added more solar capacity in 2017 than all new coal, gas and nuclear electricity-generating plants combined. That’s the headline conclusion of a report on how much banks, private investors and utility companies invested in renewables last year. While that sounds promising, on […]