Build Back Better and the National Defense Authorization Act represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?Read more
In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. On both a domestic and a global level, climate change hurts poor people and communities of color first and worst, so we seek solutions that center economic and racial justice as critical components of addressing climate change.
New Mexico’s Case for Public Ownership of its Clean Energy Infrastructure
Any energy transition that doesn’t guarantee a pathway to public ownership perpetuates inequality and wealth extraction from New Mexicans .Read more
The Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Civic Policy Release a Groundbreaking New Report: “People-Powered: The Case for Renewable Energy Democracy in New Mexico”
“For far too long, we have been told to not dream big and to conform to the status quo. This report offers an example of a prosperous and just future for all New Mexicans if we dream big and change the system to work for us and not big energy corporations,” said lead author Josue De Luna Navarro.Read more
Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Africa
IPS Associate Fellow Emira Woods joins CNN International to discuss the impact of fossil fuel extraction, especially on the frontline communities in Africa currently suffering from the effects an oil spill in southern Nigeria.Read more
Fossil Fueled Foreign Policy: Why COP26 Flopped
Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.Read more
We Can’t Trust the World Bank to Stand Up to Powerful Fossil Fuel Companies
While the divestment movement is working to hold fossil fuel companies accountable, the World Bank is protecting and financing them.Read more
Climate of Delusion
We all think that climate change is somebody else’s problem. We have to be persuaded otherwise.Read more
Nebraska Can Be a Leader in Wind Energy. Here’s How.
Nebraska still gets 51% of its electricity from coal. But there’s good news: Nebraska has exceptional potential for wind energy.Read more
European Green Deal: Step Forward, Backward, or Sideways?
Europe is ahead of much of the world in combining decarbonization with an equitable shift to clean energy. And it’s still not enough.Read more
Rain and Sunshine and Wind
How an Energy Transition Could Power NebraskaRead more