Energy justice

Nov28
Edinburgh

Join us on Scotland's march for climate justice

Radio 4 on UK's aid business

Future UK governments will now be legally obliged to give at least 0.7% of our gross national income in aid. This is great news, but unfortunately an increasing amount of aid money is going to support privatisation and private profits.

Energy justice not packed lunches

The idea at the core of our energy justice campaign is that corporate control of energy has failed to deliver for people or the planet, and that more democratic ways of running our energy systems are needed if we want everyone to be able to access the energy they need without destroying the climate or anyone’s backyard. Events of this week have definitely demonstrated this.

German energy co-op takes on big energy in the UK

International resistance is building against another nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. German sustainable energy cooperative EWS (Elektrizitätswerk Schönau) is taking on Electricité de France (EDF). In a fight against large corporate controlled energy and unfair subsidies EWS has lodged a formal complaint against the UK government’s subsidy of Hinkley, with the EU Commission.

2014: a year in review


23 December 2014

What a year it's been. We started the year with a big win for our food speculation campaign and continued the year with protests against coal-sponsoring banks and two days of action against the EU-US trade deal (TTIP). A massive thanks to everyone who have helped us make all this possible!

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Rays of hope

December 2014

Around the world, communities are fighting fossil fuel corporations, taking control of energy and finding new and more democratic ways of meeting their needs while respecting the limits of the environment. While none of these are perfect and there are still challenges to overcome, they demonstrate that there are real alternatives to corporate control of our energy systems.

'Rays of Hope - Clean and democratically controlled energy for everyone' is part of the Exploring Alternatives pamphlet series.

We need more than technology to combat climate change


15 April 2014

With the recent confirmation by the IPCC that climate change is caused by humans, urgent action is needed to counter the impact it will have on lives around the world. The massive scale of the problem and the difficulties of combating it, mean that governments and NGOs have looked to increasingly diverse projects for solutions

WDM tell HSBC: stop funding coal


22 October 2013

This morning, as part of a global day of action against coal, we went up to HSBC’s head office in Canary Wharf to tell them to stop pouring ordinary people’s money into coal projects around the world. Having set up an extraction site outside the bank, we then went to deliver money bags full of coal – as this is what ordinary people’s money becomes in the hands of HSBC. 

Bringing arctic stories to the City of London


23 August 2013

Picture this. You’re standing on the north side of the Millennium Bridge (the ‘wobbly’ footbridge) in London, looking south.  To your left towers the Shard, in front of you is the Tate, to your right are the Houses of Parliament and the Shell Centre and behind you is the City of London.  

Join Foil Vedanta at Vedanta’s AGM on 1 August


23 July 2013

A guest blog by our friends at Foil Vedanta.

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Radio 4 on UK's aid business

Future UK governments will now be legally obliged to give at least 0.7% of our gross national income in aid. This is great news, but unfortunately an increasing amount of aid money is going to support privatisation and private profits.

Energy justice not packed lunches

The idea at the core of our energy justice campaign is that corporate control of energy has failed to deliver for people or the planet, and that more democratic ways of running our energy systems are needed if we want everyone to be able to access the energy they need without destroying the climate or anyone’s backyard. Events of this week have definitely demonstrated this.

German energy co-op takes on big energy in the UK

International resistance is building against another nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. German sustainable energy cooperative EWS (Elektrizitätswerk Schönau) is taking on Electricité de France (EDF). In a fight against large corporate controlled energy and unfair subsidies EWS has lodged a formal complaint against the UK government’s subsidy of Hinkley, with the EU Commission.

2014: a year in review


23 December 2014

What a year it's been. We started the year with a big win for our food speculation campaign and continued the year with protests against coal-sponsoring banks and two days of action against the EU-US trade deal (TTIP). A massive thanks to everyone who have helped us make all this possible!

We need more than technology to combat climate change


15 April 2014

With the recent confirmation by the IPCC that climate change is caused by humans, urgent action is needed to counter the impact it will have on lives around the world. The massive scale of the problem and the difficulties of combating it, mean that governments and NGOs have looked to increasingly diverse projects for solutions

WDM tell HSBC: stop funding coal


22 October 2013

This morning, as part of a global day of action against coal, we went up to HSBC’s head office in Canary Wharf to tell them to stop pouring ordinary people’s money into coal projects around the world. Having set up an extraction site outside the bank, we then went to deliver money bags full of coal – as this is what ordinary people’s money becomes in the hands of HSBC. 

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Rays of hope

December 2014

Around the world, communities are fighting fossil fuel corporations, taking control of energy and finding new and more democratic ways of meeting their needs while respecting the limits of the environment. While none of these are perfect and there are still challenges to overcome, they demonstrate that there are real alternatives to corporate control of our energy systems.

'Rays of Hope - Clean and democratically controlled energy for everyone' is part of the Exploring Alternatives pamphlet series.

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Campaigners set up a ‘Carbon Bubbles champagne bar’ outside of HSBC’s AGM to highlight the bank’s role in financing dirty energy projects.