warrenellis + pol + energy   4

Slumlord Cyber Killers | Betabeat
"It’s a huge problem in New York City. Sketchy slumlords freeze their (usually poor) tenants to save money and/or drive them out of their buildings to raise rents. The health effects of being “fuel poor” are well documented. But when freezing tenants complain in court, it’s their word against that of their legal-savvy landlords.

Unless there’s hard data proving otherwise."
iot  pol  eco  energy 
june 2014 by warrenellis
Energy in Chile: Dancing in the dark | The Economist
"ON THE evening of September 24th a power cut plunged almost 10m Chileans, more than half the population, into darkness. Copper mines shut down, traffic lights failed and Saturday night revellers in Santiago found themselves dancing in the dark. Power was restored within a few hours, but the blackout was a worrying foretaste of what may be to come."
energy  pol 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Joanna Eede: Brazilian Indians Demand Shell Leave Their Land
"Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production."
war  pol  crime  energy 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Study claims 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2030
New research has shown that it is possible and affordable for the world to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, if there is the political will to strive for this goal.
sci  eco  pol  energy 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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