Energy democracy is a process. It is a way of winning a new energy system, a system that can:
Many of the trade union members of Cooperative Power are also members of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. A commitment to energy democracy is in the DNA of Cooperative Power – it’s why our purposes are to combat the climate crisis, build democracy and alleviate poverty. We believe that to truly deal with any one of these issues you need to deal with all three of them.
We describe Cooperative Power’s role as helping to take the power back from big energy corporations because an energy transition can only occur if there is a decisive shift in power towards workers, communities and the public. This is energy democracy.