From evolution to revolution
“Now is the moment for Europeans to challenge their leaders on their energy choices, and in the case of the UK, for example, now is the time to get angry,” says Josh Roberts. He is clear that “opting to support a hugely expensive nuclear reactor in the UK and taking away individuals’ property rights in favour of shale gas drilling” are reasons enough for getting mad.
Europe must give power to the people when it comes to energy
Europe’s citizens energy movement of community-owned wind turbines, sustainable biomass plants, small hydro-electric schemes and roof-top solar panels, is providing secure, clean renewable energy at a time when the European Union is facing precarious energy dependency and the threat of climate change.
Neilston windfarm stars in new renewables movie
A NEILSTON windfarm has become the centre of national attention after starring in a movie on renewable energy. Friends of the Earth Scotland last week launched a new film documenting some of the best examples of community owned and operated renewables from across Scotland including the Neilston Community Wind Farm.
Community energy takes centre stage at B@S meeting
The role of local and regional authorities in supporting community-led Renewable Energy projects will form the focus of the 16th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) meeting, taking place in Brussels (Belgium) on 25 November 2014. Hosted by the Common Representation of the Alpeuregio (comprising the regions of Tyrol, South Tyrol, and Trentino in Italy), the half-day event will see speakers and participants discuss challenges and barriers, as well as share success stories, in the ongoing transition to renewably sourced energy at the local level.