30 Mar. 2023

Energy Struggles

Heat or Eat? Millions of people are facing the question of how to pay their energy bills. Globally, the number of people without access to electricity, thus suffering from energy poverty, is increasing significantly for the first time in history. At the same time, the fossil fuel industry made record profits in 2022, generating an incredible $2 trillion purely in excess profits. Global greenhouse gas emissions were at an all-time high in 2022. Coal, oil and gas account for 85% of those emissions. Keep them in the ground! More urgently than ever, we need an #EnergyTransitionForEveryone!

But how can we achieve this transformation?

Together with our speakers from the US, the UK and Germany, we want to discuss and deepen this central question: How can we organize our energy supply in such a way that a good life for all becomes possible within planetary boundaries? How can we strengthen ecological urgency and international solidarity within the protest movements on the energy crisis and the rising cost of living? How can we develop unifying demands and actions?


  • Ashley Dawson, author of “People’s Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons”, professor at City University of New York.
  • Elizabeth Oh, activist and Coalition Organizer at Public Power NY.
  • Emil, activist with the “RWE & Co enteignen” – campaign to socialize energy production.
  • Simon Pirani, author of “Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption”, Honorary Professor at Durham University.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM (EST). 

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

Language: Simultaneous translation into German and English will be provided

This event is organized in cooperation with emanzipation.