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Just got sent this great story on community owned energy. This is terrific news for the sector. Thanks to Trent Hawkins, a senior energy consultant at Enhar, for sharing.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-06/nr-energy/5652356

Thanks to Mik Aidt and Tony Gleeson for having me on their show – The Sustainable Hour on 94.7FM The Pulse. It was great to be invited.

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http://climatesafety.info/?p=6269

ImageCraig Morris is one of those people whose name keeps coming up every time I interview someone new. He’s an energy journalist and has his finger on the pulse more than most.

Morris has developed a series of videos on everything from community renewable projects to the nuclear power movement. Check him out. He’s a bit of a champion and has helped me endlessly during the German leg of the trip. For that I will be eternally grateful.

You’ll find his videos here – http://vimeo.com/user17323797/videos

Also, the latest post from his blog – http://energytransition.de/2013/12/happy-holidays-from-the-depths-of-germanys-winter-gap/

 

The best clean energy breakthroughs

Change will happen once people realise they are the ones with the power (pardon the pun!!!).

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/18/3060131/13-clean-energy-breakthroughs-2013-2/#

I’ve always loved this guy but now he has really taken the cake in terms of gazillionaire who knows what is important.

http://inhabitat.com/warren-buffet-spends-1-billion-on-largest-land-based-wind-power-purchase-ever/

Check out this link and see how attitudes to wind power are changing.

Wind power to the people

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Kirsten Hasberg

I’ve met a lot of inspiring people along the way but Kirsten Hasberg stands out as someone who is making her mark in the world of renewable energy or rather, energy transition. She is the CEO and founder of Energy Democracy – an energy media agency – and has produced videos for the EU-Project Energy Region. Kirsten ran a crowdfunding campaign in the spring of 2013 to initiate the project www.energydemocracy.tv

Check out a bunch of her videos here … http://vimeo.com/album/2590979
And learn more about Kirsten here … http://about.me/kirstenhasberg

In a move that underscores Wall Street’s growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world’s fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg L.P. unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related risks might batter the earnings and stock prices of individual oil, coal and natural gas companies.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/09/bloomberg-measure-risk-carbon-assets-ground/

Have just rejigged my trip and am now heading to Germany a week earlier than planned. Someone put me on to Josef Pesch and then I found this video completely by accident. He’s the subject of what is a simple yet informative 5 min video. He’s a straight shooter and I can’t wait to meet him.
I’ve got interviews lined up with industry professionals, media folk, council energy experts, citizens’ groups and residents. I’m so excited. I fly out of New York on Monday afternoon – first interview is Tuesday night!

The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/20/90-companies-man-made-global-warming-emissions-climate-change?CMP=fb_gu