Read the article for Mada Masr by Mika Minio-Paluello and myself on the cold, climate justice, adaptation, and the needed politics of change. Continue reading
Will the current transitional government allow and drive for a serious review of its energy plans in terms of actual external costs, social impacts, and sustainability? Or will the energy policy remain business as usual? Continue reading
Misr Cement – Qena (a Citadel Capital company) switching to coal at the expense of our health and environment, and these of our future generations, to keep its unjustly huge profits. [featured image source: Inhabitat]
How a community plagued by environmental degradation resulting from long-standing unsustainable policies and business cronyism rose up and stood against Big Oil. Continue reading
How much sense does Egypt’s proposed switch to coal make? Is switching to an external fossil energy source the answer to our energy problems? Shouldn’t we be investing in building capacity for local, decentralized renewable energy solutions, rather than in the costly infrastructure needed for coal?
On the face of it, the proposed switch to coal is marketed as a solution to Egypt’s sharpening energy crisis, the brunt of which is carried by the citizens and home users, not to mention its effect on vital energy users such as hospitals. However, examination of the published outlines of the plan clearly shows it serves to allow the cement companies to dodge impending energy subsidy reforms and keep their unreasonably high profit margin by opening the door to coal import.
Read why we think you should be concerned about the proposed switch to coal. Continue reading
Bapetco/ Shell have recently applied hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in one of their Western Desert wells in Egypt, and plan on using the controversial method to extract natural gas in other viable wells they are currently exploring in the area.
Read more about the practice and why Egypt should stop it.
Read about the Dab’ah community humbling struggle and inspiring campaign against the dispossession of their land and construction of a nuclear power plant and see photos of their activism and resistance. Continue reading