March 18, 2020

Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of Community Energy in Europe


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.