Author: Laura

The Role of Women in Manufacturing

Ever since the industrial revolution, the manufacturing sector has always been dominated by men. In the early days, factories used to be full of men working away during day and night, in overalls and they would always seem to be dirty and with grease on their hands. Today, in the twenty-first century, that is changing. Read more

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

WEM is a pub­lic inter­est par­tic­i­pant, advo­cat­ing for more effec­tive pro­grams to increase energy savings WEM pro­posed an Admin­is­tra­tive Struc­ture for Energy Effi­ciency like one in Texas which saved 40% more energy dol­lars than California’s cur­rent system. WEM’s “Brief His­tory” of a very sig­nif­i­cant CPUC pro­ceed­ing that cre­ated inde­pen­dent EE pro­grams run by cities, non-profits Read more

ON CLIMATE CHANGE

WEM’s rec­om­men­da­tions in the 2011 Green­house Gas Pro­ceed­ingEON’s blog and video reports on the Copen­hagen con­fer­ence Why Cap-And-Trade is a mis­take and what we need instead

WHY DOES WOMENS’S ENERGY MATTER?

Start­ing around the time of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, new forms of energy fueled an indus­trial rev­o­lu­tion, first in Eng­land, then in Amer­ica and Europe. Pre­vi­ously, energy was based on biol­ogy and nat­ural processes. WEM is a net­work of women & men who approach energy issues from a woman’s point of view. WEM cel­e­brates the ways women have Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT

Power plants are almost all located in low-income, minor­ity com­mu­ni­ties, caus­ing seri­ous health dam­age. WEM mem­bers in these com­mu­ni­ties are push­ing for con­struc­tion of clean energy sys­tems with local jobs & eco­nomic ben­e­fits. read more –>