PRESENTED BY TRADE UNIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY
Reclaiming Power After Brexit: Towards Energy Democracy in the UK
A 2-day working meeting of unions and close allies in the energy democracy movement
February 28th – March 1st 2017
International Transport Workers Federation
ITF House, 49-60, Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR
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February 28 Morning: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where now for energy politics and policy post Brexit? Labour movement and energy transition
- Review of current UK energy policy and industrial strategy
- Labour party proposals for energy transition and new forms of public and community ownership
- National trade union approaches: recognising our divisions and defining common ground in order to move forward — open discussion
Afternoon: 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Developing a Coherent Trade Union Approach to Energy Democracy in the UK – Reinventing public ownership to reclaim energy
- Campaigning for Public Ownership of Energy
- Scotland – North Sea to Renewables
- Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Review of key messages for meeting with Rebecca Long-Bailey and Alan Whitehead
March 1st Morning Meet at Parliament 9:45 a.m.
Committee Room 12: Meeting with shadow minister for energy Alan Whitehead will commence 10:15 a.m. in Committee Room 12. Invited: Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Labour’s plans on energy policy and industrial strategy in the context of Brexit
Afternoon (at ITF)
Debrief, next steps regarding:
- Developing a Trade Union Platform for Energy Democracy in the UK (and the role of TUED)
- Building a transnational energy democracy agenda e.g. devolved nations/Europe/transnational including participation in “TUED Europe”
- Future interventions: ETUC; COP 23 in Bonn; other possibilities
Close: approximately 4:30 p.m.