We are struck by some parallels between the Ogoni struggle, the insistent energy of the recent School Strikes and Extinction Rebellion's actions over the past weeks.
The energy company EDF is coming under intense pressure in Scotland to help pioneer a “just transition” from oil to renewables by investing in wind turbine manufacture in the UK, rather than outsourcing the work to Asia.
When it comes to making decisions on expensive and complex energy infrastructure, investors, governments, and companies look decades into the future. Unfortunately for action on climate change, the IEA's World Energy Outlook has a strong status quo bias.
The Irish Government has been accused of being a “puppet” of the oil and gas industry, and deliberately trying to “sabotage” a landmark Climate Emergency Measures Bill, just weeks after its Parliament declared a climate emergency.