The Corner House

Report: Energy, Work and Finance

Click to download report (2.6mb PDF) Politicians and environmental activists often make it seem as if a transition to a green, climate-friendly energy future were primarily a matter of finding and deploying trillions of dollars to replace fossil fuels, improve energy efficiency, solve energy poverty, and so on. But they seldom ask just what these "trillions" might consist of, what ATM they might come from — and what damage attempts […]

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A Timorese Forest Struggle

Editor’s preamble: Unfortunately, the kind of story told below is being played out on a daily basis, worldwide. Most of these stories never reach us. It needs to be understood, I believe, that the invisible hand of the market, if left without ethical guidance, does not care about anyone, much less about people who live and love close to the land — those people for whom ‘money’ means little, and […]

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Energy Security For Whom? For What?

670kb PDF Energy is never far from the headlines these days. Conflicts of all kinds — political, economic, social, military — seem to be proliferating over oil, coal, gas, nuclear and biomass. While some interests struggle to keep cheap fossil fuels circulating worldwide, a growing number of communities are resisting their extraction and use. While an increasingly urbanised populace experiences fuel poverty and many people in rural areas have no […]

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