Connecticut’s Electric Utilities: Time to Revise the Model

[Like other states, Connecticut has an electric system based on a one-way flow of energy from a central generating stations to consumers — and this model is now obsolete. It is failing to capture new opportunities for distributed renewable energy, and it is failing to meet new problems like climate change and energy insecurity. This discussion paper examines how to revise Connecticut’s electric system to make it safe for the earth’s climate — and how to get the electric utilities to make the changes that are necessary. Here’s the full pdf of the discussion paper entitled: Connecticut’s Electric Utilities: Time to Revise the Model. Read the introduction below.]

Climate destruction in the court of public opinion

[by Jeremy Brecher] As the leaders of more than a hundred of the world’s governments addressed the U.N. Climate Summit last week, people’s organizations from around the world convened a Climate Justice Tribunal across from the United Nations to indict political...

Battling Ebola: Nursing in the Era of Climate Change

[Nurses are asking all Americans to sign a petition demanding protection for frontline health care workers who are protecting us all from the threat of Ebola. Tamanna Rahman and Brendan Smith tell us why.] As the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, so too...

Our Climate is a Public Trust

[by Jeremy Brecher] Can an ancient legal principle with roots in Roman law serve as a tool for the climate protection movement? On October 23, Alec Johnson, aka "Climate Hawk," is scheduled to go on trial for locking himself to a construction excavator in Tushka,...