Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has published its thirteenth working paper: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe
This working paper aims to help reframe discussions among unions and others fighting for energy democracy on how to cultivate meaningful and broad-based community engagement in the transition to a more sustainable and just future. While community energy projects can bring certain benefits to those who are participating, the evidence suggests that they do not provide a means for the levels of local involvement that many consider either necessary or desirable, nor for the scale and speed of decarbonization required to limit the serious dangers from a changing climate.
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a global, multi-sector trade union initiative to advance democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, the degradation of both land and people, and responds to the attacks on workers’ rights and protections. TUED is the signature project of the International Program for Labor, Climate & Environment at the Murphy Institute, City University of New York and is part of the Global Labour Institute Network.
For more information on how your union can be part of TUED, see here.