Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.
Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.
A national renewable energy planning strategy should consider all technologies – not just wind – while proper planning can address fears surrounding adverse local environmental impacts, writes Seán O’Leary.
Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.
People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.
While Manning has been incarcerated for leaking classified information which was made widely available, Edward Snowden has been living in Russia since he disclosed the mass surveillance programmes used by US intelligence agencies.
As it stands, Snowden would face trial and would likely face a heavy prison sentence were if he was found guilty of espionage charges upon returning home to America.
Although the White House has told CNN that Snowden has not sued for clemency and therefore will not take action, there have been calls for Obama to pardon Snowden before he leaves office.
So what do you think? Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
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