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

Hosted by:
International Transport Workers Federation
ITF House, 49-60,  Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR
(Click here for directions via Google Maps)


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.