The power of the people in the fight against climate change

Renewable Energy Magazine

June 17, 2016

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The Spanish National Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers (Anpier), in collaboration with Greenpeace, has initiated a project inspired by Urgenda, a small civic association that accomplished something seemingly unthinkable a year ago: that a Dutch court force the government of the Netherlands to take greater measures in reducing greenhouse gas quotas. This historical achievement of Urgenda and [CIGI Senior Fellow] Roger Cox, the lawyer who spearheaded the initiative, is hardly known. Another equally combative lawyer, Juan Castro Gil, is fighting an equally uphill battle in Spain to ensure that the government reimburse promised rates to photovoltaic producers. This is the …

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