Every week, Kate Lanier assembles the most important global energy and climate news. This week includes:
Davos: $100 billion in Europe could have been better spent on renewable power plants if there were “better cross-border coordination and bigger power cables between countries.” Update: Some of our oligarchs are worried.
Peru: Recently we celebrated Maxima Acuna de Chaupe’s major legal victory against the mining company. Of course, this cannot go unpunished, so a local “police and [Yanacocha Mine Co.] security contingent”—with no warrants—have prevented her and her husband from “attending to their farm” and actually threatened them when they protested.
Nebraska: TransCanada has filed eminent domain petitions against those landowners fighting to keep the pipeline off their properties (h/t wendydavis). It’s “just another step in the process” for them. Update: Hillary Clinton, in Winnipeg, “‘You won’t get me to talk about Keystone.’”