TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?
The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe
Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen - March 2020
This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why.
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a multi-partner initiative coordinated by the New York-based International Program for Labor, Climate and Environment (IPLCE) in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-New York Office. IPLCE is part of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (formerly the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies) at City University of New York. IPLCE is also affiliated to the Global Labour Institute Network.
After a nine month process that began with the Overcoming Fear: Creating a Trinational Workers Toolkit gathering at UE 506 in Erie, Pennsylvania on November 14 and 15, 2019, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, along with all of our partners who dedicated time and resources to this project, are proud to release our completed Trinational Workers Toolkit. This toolkit is geared toward fostering greater international solidarity to overcome reactionary and right......
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