Arno Kopecky

June 30, 2023

Renewable energy has achieved critical mass, but the oil and gas industry has us staying a dangerous course amid climate change

Humanity is on the verge of two drastically different futures: one hopeful, one disastrous. 

Oliver Milman
A new database of fossil fuel lobbyists shows how they represent clients with contradictory aims. Illustration: Javier Palma/The Guardian

July 5, 2023

Exclusive: new database shows 1,500 US lobbyists working for fossil-fuel firms while representing universities and green groups

More than 1,500 lobbyists in the US are working on behalf of fossil-fuel companies while at the same time representing hundreds of liberal-run cities, universities, technology companies and environmental groups that say they are tackling the climate crisis, the Guardian can reveal.

Orinoco Tribune.
Photo: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meeting US President Joe Biden last year, at the G20 summit in Bali. European Commission.

June 29, 2023

New Report By The European Council On Foreign Relations.

A report issued by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has warned that the European Union is being vassalized by the United States. According to the policy brief, authored by Jeremy Shapiro and Jana Puglierin, the process of vassalization has been accelerated by the US direction of European foreign policy during the Russia–Ukraine conflict.

Guardian staff and agencies
A man uses water bottles for flotation as he cools off in a canal in Beijing amid the heatwave while swathes of northern China sweltered in 40-degree temperatures. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

June 23, 2023

Nanjiao weather station in southern Beijing hits 41.1C, half a degree higher than the station’s previous monthly record

Beijing logged its hottest June day since records began on Thursday, the national weather service said, as swathes of northern China sweltered in 40-degree heat.

Cloe Logan
Efficiency Canada just released a paper that makes policy suggestions on how Canada could lead the way by marrying rental protections with energy-efficiency programs. Photo by Mika Baumeister / Unsplash

June 23rd 2023

In Canada, most federal energy-efficiency programs target homeowners: the Canadian Greener Homes grant, for example, offers $125 to $5,000 to install heat pumps, swap out insulation and more.

John Feffer
Teaser photo credit: UK child’s ration book in WW2. Public Domain.

An interesting description of an international, post-capitalist energy distribution system--which fails to address how capitalism might be eliminated. 

                       -- Gene McGuckin

May 23, 2023


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