How to Cooperatively Cultivate a Renewable Energy Future

Cooperative development yields an ROI that can be invested in other areas of the economy and fuel the transition to 100% renewable energy. These include raising capital for investment in energy; efficient, smart technology; and sustainable products that can be manufactured from renewable energy.

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Arctic oil rush: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei meets the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with oil spills, say environmentalists

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Attorney General Pick, Introduced First Bill to Exempt Fracking from Drinking Water Rules

Long ‘strings’ of a black oily substance flowed from his tap. A strong sulphur smell emanated from the hot shower head.

Despite these examples occurring in his own backyard, Sessions pointed to LEAF ‘s case as a “baseless lawsuit” as he introduced S.724 on the Senate floor. He went on to say that fracking “has never been attributed to causing even a single case of contamination to an underground drinking water source.”

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Southern Resident Killer Whales Unlikely to Survive Increase in Oil Tanker Traffic, Say Experts

Under the waves of Haro Strait, hydrophones record the noise made by passing vessels and, if you happen to be a whale, the din is already disorienting and disturbing, making it difficult to echo-locate food or communicate with other members of the pod. “It’s a thunder. Thump, thump, thump, accompanied by squeals and engine noise. It’s…

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Is this the beginning of the end for coal?

Canada has joined a growing list of countries phasing out the most polluting fossil fuel and global demand has fallen. Is this the start of a low-carbon energy era or just a blip in coal’s dominance?

Trudeau not ‘living up’ to a climate-change promise, says U.K. think-tank in fossil-fuel subsidy report card

OTTAWA – Close to the anniversary of a major United Nations climate-change agreement in Paris last December, the year-old Liberal government seems poised to go back on one of its climate-related election promises, says a report from a U.K.-based think-tank. After recommitting himself to ending fossil-fuel subsidization at the G20 leaders’ summit in China two months…

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Dakota Access pipeline water protectors see bias after Oregon militia verdict

Activists at the Malheur wildlife refuge were carrying guns – but ‘if native people were armed, we would be killed,’ says an activist at Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley explains her North Dakota oil pipeline protest

Actor arrested after protesting against construction of $3.7bn oil pipeline says the work risks contaminating Native American sacred sites