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A Powerful Idea
In October 2006, Hupacasath First Nation opened Upnit, a $14.5 million, 6.5 Megawatt hydroelectric plant in their traditional lands near Port Alberni...
July 05, 2011
Summary:“Green” energy can realize more than a reduction in carbon emissions. Organizations like Toronto Renewable Electricity Co-op (TREC) can make...
July 09, 2012
Energy & the Community Interest
The 1964 Columbia River Treaty became a major coup for provincial authority over natural resources. But subsequent damming of the river's upper...
July 02, 2011
Communities that approach energy not just as a commodity to consume, but as a means of generating wealth, local employment, and self-reliance, will...
March 30, 2011
SummaryIn southeastern Sweden, Kristianstad (population 77,000) is home to vibrant agricultural and food-processing industries and to Absolut Vodka....
June 25, 2012
Insight 2011, No 2
Residential housing in Kirklees, England. Credit: Darren Beaumont In this issue ... i4 news release: Energy Efficiency Buy-InPoverty...
May 28, 2011
SummaryAs fossil fuel prices continue to rise, millions of households are threatened with “fuel poverty.” We might address this by controlling energy...
June 25, 2012
Wondering just how the great mass of community-based organizations will ever leverage some significant economic clout? Keep your eye on the energy...
June 30, 2011