Articles P10

Energy

Clean Energy by the People, for the People

By Paul Hockenos

After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the “energy rebels” of Schönau, Germany, launched a grassroots revolution in the Black Forest to take control of their community’s power. Their creation, EWS, not only triggered the country’s transition to renewable energy but also demonstrated the need for grassroots democratic control of energy production.
 

Collaboration

The Power of Letting Go

By Dan Honig

New research explores when top-down control works best in international development work, and when organizations should let employees in the field navigate challenges by using their own judgment.