Positive Energy

Issue 335 • November/December 2022

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In this special issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we explore the theme of energy, how it shapes the world we live in and forms the very fabric of our existence. Energy is at the heart of the crises facing us today, from the rising cost of living to global heating. As efforts to achieve environmental and social justice converge, we need to understand just how energy connects us and all living things.

Setting the path is our Feature Story by The Ecologist editor Brendan Montague, who unpicks the meaning of ‘energy’ from a prism of physics, biology and economics, “We are all stardust bound together with sunlight,” he writes.

In the Ecologist pages Russell Warfield challenges Dieter Helm’s solutions to the energy and climate crises; whilst in Connected Life Felipe Viveros introduces the next generation of Indigenous Earth defenders. We also highlight Positive Action stories from community energy projects

In Wisdom and Wellbeing youth activist Katie Hodgetts speaks to Chris Johnstone on the publication of a revised edition of seminal text Active Hope and Nicky Scott introduces the method of Bokashi composting. Within Art & Culture Sandra Sawatzky presents her 70-metre tapestry on the story of oil.

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People Power

Empowering local communities

Feature Article

We are Stardust

Knowing how energy determines our lives could shape how we use it


Ecologist Editor's Picks

Top stories from The Ecologist environmental news website

Nuclear Weakness

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is putting nuclear power under pressure

The Price of Net Zero

Dieter Helm on energy and the climate crisis

A Creative Hub for Climate Justice

A new resource for the climate justice movement

Watershed Moment

Water demand is a major blind spot on the road to net zero

Climate Colonialism

Voicing the unique challenges that the African continent faces

Connected Life

Amazon Avengers

Meeting the next generation of Indigenous Earth Defenders

The Rush for 'white gold'

Communities in the Lithium Triangle are being left behind

Positive Action

Community Energy

We need to put power into local hands

Streets Ahead

Reporting on an innovative new solar project

Power in a Union

Protecting jobs and the planet can be part of the same fight

The Human Transition

A focus on people building our post-carbon future

Empowering Local Politics

New guidance helps councils plan for a net zero future

Wisdom and Wellbeing

The Great Turning

An interview with Chris Johnstone on the revised edition of Active Hope

Peace in Ukraine

A Swiss solution

Celebrating Gaia

A tribute to the life of James Lovelock (1919-2022)

The Electrical Language of Fungi

Reporting on a new study on mycelial networks

Break it down

By using special microbes in compost nothing goes to waste

Art and Culture

Artists Put Energy in a New Light

A new movement questioning our use of fossil fuels

Oil in a Material World

The story behind the 70-metre Black Gold Tapestry


Community - News from our Community

Actions and projects from the Resurgence community

Letters to the Editors - Letters to the Editor

A selection of letters to the Editor

Archive - Energy in Our Hands

Celebrating the collective power of a community


A Golden Thread of Community

Review of Thunderstone: A True Story of Losing One Home and Discovering Another and Riding Out: A Journey of Love, Loss and New Beginnings

Helping Ourselves

Review of Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything Is All of Us

The Road Ahead

Review of Movement: How to Take Back Our Streets and Transform Our Lives

Lost Frequencies

Review of Sounds Wild and Broken

How Oil Took Over Our Lives

Review of The Oil Machine

Pilgrimage of the Heart

Review of The Restorative Spirit: Illuminating the Soul in a Time of Global Awakening

Extinction and Rebirth

Review of Otherlands: A World in the Making

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