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2014 Grassroots Anti-Coal Movements To Watch

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:59:23 -0800

Wherever there are coal mines, coal shipping ports, and power plants around the globe, local communities are fighting back against deadly pollution and economic destruction. Today, the Sierra Club released our fourth annual report on some of the world’s major,...

Holiday Season Brings Big Developments For International Coal Financing

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:44:13 -0800

While we were celebrating the start of the holiday season last week, there were a lot of big developments around the world to be thankful for, and a few to be wary of. As the world turns its eyes to...

Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11:16 -0800

Susan Corbett, team leader of the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, has been a leader in anti-nuclear activism since the 1970’s. Growing up in South Carolina, the state with the highest dependence on nuclear energy in the US, she was...

The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:50:01 -0800

How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that’s the question many are now asking. This record investment is...

Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It’s About Resiliency

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:14:56 -0800

Photo courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra At times when the grid fails, distributed generation offers a way to keep the lights on -- not only in areas beyond the reach of the grid but in cities as well. People often highlight...

Despite Crackdown, Indian Courts Side With Public Health, Against Coal

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:40:31 -0800

In a huge victory for local communities, public health, and the rule of law, yet another enormous proposed coal plant has been denied clearance in India. In another major setback for the expansion of the coal industry, a panel of...

Our Solar System Kept Us In Orbit Despite The Hudhud’s Wrath

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:44:42 -0800

All photos courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra Kalluri Bhanumathi, Director of the Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children, penned this guest op-ed. One of the greenest cities of India, known for its serene landscapes along the waves of the Bay...

Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:39:47 -0800

Photo courtesy of GSMA While investments are continuing to flow into beyond the grid clean energy markets, most public institutions are missing in action. The Sierra Club and Oil Change International recently released an assessment of multilateral development banks’ (MDBs)...

More Than 700,000 Tell Congress: Fast Track Is The Wrong Path

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:57:35 -0800

Photo courtesy of Teamsters The saying goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same. This couldn’t be more true for the two largest trade agreements currently in negotiation, the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and...