Tag: Energy

  • Public Ownership for Energy Democracy

    Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid Energy democracy – a new idea from the ranks of community organizers, labour, and renewable energy advocates who see our current energy system as broken and destructive – seeks to take on the political and economic change needed to tackle the energy transition holistically. A … Keep reading »

  • The Road Away from Fossil Fuels

    President Andrzej Duda’s authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change (COP24). Poland’s so-called climate policy – to aim for “carbon neutrality” by discounting emissions from the coal industry with carbon sucked up by its forests … Keep reading »

  • Keeping Power With the People: Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

    Puerto Rico is now at the center of the global debate about climate resiliency, the potential of renewable energy technologies, and the best way to transition away from fossil fuels. To some extent, it has compressed the struggle for the world’s energy future both geographically and temporally. The whole system was shut down by an … Keep reading »

  • UK Unions Call for Energy to be Returned to Public Ownership

    The annual congress of the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) has passed a historic composite resolution on climate change that supports the energy sector being returned to public ownership and democratic control. The resolution – carried unanimously – calls upon the 5.7-million-member national federation to work with the Labour Party to achieve this goal, as … Keep reading »

  • Envisioning a Democratic and Sustainable Energy System

    Korean Unions Call for a Just Energy Transition

    In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired … Keep reading »