The Most Influential People in New Energy

A Journal of People report

Leaders in New Energy

A major shift is going on in the global energy sector. The transition away from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy is in full swing as the fight against climate change continues to gain serious momentum. 

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2020 Outlook points to the highest-ever share of newly built generation capacity for renewables. 

According to the energy watchdog, 200 gigawatts of renewable power have been added in the current year, with renewables expected to account for 95% of the net increase in global power capacity through 2025. 

The agency has projected that installed wind and solar capacity will surpass natural gas and coal in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Following are, as an report said, some of the most powerful and influential people driving the new energy sector. Read More »


A Bond Girl’s Student Loan

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Gemma Arterton at the Quantum of Solace premiere in 2008

Actress Gemma Arterton found international fame as ill-fated agent Strawberry Fields opposite Daniel Craig’s James Bond in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace. 

But in a new interview with the Sun, the British star says she’s gotten flak for being a Bond girl — a role she admits she has her own reservations about.

“At the beginning of my career, I was poor as a church mouse and I was happy just to be able to work and earn a living,” Arterton, who has also starred in Their Finest and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, told the British newspaper.

“I still get criticism for accepting Quantum Of Solace, but I was 21, I had a student loan, and you, know, it was a Bond film,” the actress, now 34, added.Read More »


Cheer and Profit, Capital’s “Class” Act

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Capital turns everything commodity. This is for profit. “Cheer” is no exception. 

A documentary shines light on NFL cheerleader exploitation.

Cheerleaders have been part of NFL games in the U.S. for nearly 70 of the league’s 100 years. Beginning with the Baltimore Marching Colts in 1954, scores of women have suited up to cheer for players, entertain fans during games and represent franchises at events throughout the community.Read More »


A Matter of Survival of the Peasantry

                                                 Prabhat Patnaik

International Development Economics Associates | January 04, 2021

The kisans gathered around the Delhi border have unerringly put their fingers on the real issue confronting them, namely their very survival as peasants. Till now there was an arrangement in the country which, though crumbling under the impact of neo-liberalism, still kept the peasantry alive. The three laws brought in by the Modi government are meant to remove this life-line altogether. These three laws thus carry the neo-liberal agenda in this sphere to its limit. This is also why there can be no meeting ground between the protesting kisans and the government, within the ambit of these laws; they simply have to be repealed.Read More »


The Brexit Deal

Michael Roberts’ Blog | December 29, 2020

The UK finally leaves the European Union on 31 December, after 48 years of membership.  The initial decision to leave, made in the special referendum back in June 2016, has taken over four tortuous years to implement.  So what does the deal mean for British capital and labour?

For British manufacturers, the tariff-free regime of the EU’s internal market has been maintained.  But the British government will have to renegotiate new bilateral treaties with governments across the world, whereas previously they were included within EU deals.  People will no longer be able to work freely in both economies by right, all goods will require significant additional paperwork to cross borders and some will be checked extensively to verify they comply with local regulatory standards.  Frictionless trade is over; indeed, that’s even between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain with a new customs border across the Irish Sea.Read More »


I Observed Venezuela’s Elections Firsthand: Here’s What the US Media Got Wrong

Rick Sterling

MintPress News | January 04, 2020

Venezuela Elections Feature photo

In early December, I traveled to Venezuela to serve as an election observer during the country’s national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight people from Canada and the United States organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I have served as an official election observer in Honduras and was an unofficial observer during Venezuela’s 2015 national assembly election.Read More »


Puebla Group Issues Declaration Supporting Venezuela’s Right to Access COVID-19 Vaccination

Orinoco Tribune | December 31, 2020

This Tuesday, December 29, the Puebla Group, formed by former progressive head of states and political leaders from Latin America, issued  a declaration in support of the right of the Venezuelan people to have access to COVID-19 vaccines, heavily affected by illegal sanctions from the United States and the European Union.

The Venezuelan minister for health, Carlos Alvarado, expressed recently that Venezuela was experiencing problems paying its COVAX UN dues needed to access vaccines and initiate mass vaccination, as a consequence of criminal US sanctions.Read More »


Guaido Steals US$40 Million of Venezuelan Assets, Report Holds

teleSUR | January 05, 2021

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido. | Photo: Twitter/ @Emma1492is

His delegates signed contracts to take over Venezuela’s assets in several Latin American countries.

Opposition politician Juan Guaido would have stolen US$40 million of Venezuela’s foreign assets that were aimed at humanitarian aid, according to a report published by The Washington Post.

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Google Employees and Other Alphabet Units Form a Union

teleSUR | January 05, 2021

Google Employees and Other Alphabet Units Form a Union

The new labor group focuses not only on wages and benefits like most unions, but also aims to play a role in the tech giant’s ethical decisions and protection against arbitrary firings for activism.

Employees of U.S. tech company Google and other units of its parent company Alphabet announced Monday the creation of a union, intensifying a period of activism targeting the Silicon Valley giants.

According to a statement, the Alphabet Workers Union, affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, aims to represent well-paid workers in the tech sector and temporary employees and contractors.

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Chilean High School Students Occupy the Ministry of Education

teleSUR | January 04, 2021

The organized high school students' union protested the country new neoliberal university entrance exam by protesting and occupying the Ministry of Education.

The organized high school students’ union protested the country new neoliberal university entrance exam by protesting and occupying the Ministry of Education. | Photo: Twitter/@PaoladrateleSUR

Carabineros (Chilean police force) arrested nine people, including a cameraman from Chilevisión and CNN.

Student union leaders of the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students (ACES) took over the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) in protest of the country’s University Transition Test (PTU).

The incident was recorded on Monday morning when the protesters arrived at the Mineduc headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building.

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