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David McDermott Hughes

David McDermott Hughes is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author most recently of Who Owns the Wind? Climate Crisis and the Hope of Renewable EnergyHe serves as the climate justice chair of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty and grad union.

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Sunlight-friendly architecture could heat and illuminate buildings without expending any electricity.

David McDermott Hughes

In the most turbine-surrounded community in the world, poor residents understand that their loss—of land, jobs, and serenity—has nothing to do with the common good. Clean energy advocates should take notice.

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A new “solar homesteading law” could harness rays of sun that fall on roofs and parking lots in cities and advance the aims of energy democracy.

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Waiting to ensure uninterrupted power for everyone as we transition away from fossil fuels will cost too much time—and too many lives.

David McDermott Hughes
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There is more than enough wind energy to power our future. But our model of paying for it is stuck in the past.

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A rural town in Spain gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future.

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