"Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice": Mass Action Planned to Promote Clean Energy Economy — By Jessica Corbett on Common Dreams org

Organizers are demanding “a massive, just transition to a 100 percent renewable economy that ensures safe and healthy communities, the right to organize for all workers, and millions of family-sustaining jobs.” The Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) has announced its next mass mobilization: Advocates across the globe plan to take to the streets on September 8…

Mali to build west Africa’s first solar plant — Yahoo News com

A solar plant near El Salvador, in the Atacama desert, northern Chile (AFP Photo/Vladimir Rodas)   Dakar (AFP) – Mali has signed an agreement with a Norwegian renewable energy specialist to build west Africa’s first industrial-scale solar power plant, the company announced in a statement on Friday. Oslo-based Scatec Solar said it had signed up…

Powering Africa through Feed-In Tariffs — Heinrich Böll Stiftung and World Future Council’s Survey on promising mechanism to unlock renewable energy development in African countries

Powering Africa through Feed-In Tariffs Download (PDF) March 20, 2013 Africa is facing a severe energy crisis and failing to meet the increasing demand for electricity. In finding a sustainable, affordable and reliable energy solution, Africa could tap into and explore the significant renewable energy potential the continent has to offer. Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs…

Germany has more solar power because everyone wins — Global Possibilities org

By John Farrell Grist guest contributor Cross-posted from Energy Self-Reliant States Suddenly everyone knows about Germany’s solar power dominance because Fox Newsheads made an ass of themselves, suggesting that the country is a sunny, tropical paradise. Most media folks have figured out that there are some monster differences in policy (e.g., a feed-in tariff), but…

Sustainable to the Future: The Harz Renewable Test Region – Deutschland de

he Harz – the highest mountains in northern Germany. Adored by nature lovers, the fit and active – and scientists too. At the Fraunhofer IFF in Magedeburg, scientists are working on what’s been called the energy revolution, Germany’s plan to shift to sustainable energy sources. And the “Harz Renewable Test Region” is their outdoor laboratory….

David Suzuki on Rio+20, "Green Economy" & Why Planet’s Survival Requires Undoing Its Economic Model – Democracy Now Org News and Video

As the Rio+20 Earth Summit — the largest U.N. conference ever — ends in disappointment, we’re joined by the leading Canadian scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki. As host of the long-running CBC program, “The Nature of Things,” seen in more than 40 countries, Suzuki has helped educate millions about the rich biodiversity of the…

Warm blessings for Chitralis – By Shahbaz Rana at The Express Tribune

CHITRAL: Drudgery to make both ends meet reduced one chilly morning for Khanza Begum, 31, mother of four, as she found hot water to wash clothes at zero degrees centigrade and electricity in the evening for knitting and sewing. “Snip” The project is funded by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, but is being maintained by the…