This study aims at discussing the components and framework for a just energy transition from the perspective of India, as well as arguing for industrial policy in the energy sector. This will address both the necessity for regulation in the energy sector in light of the global climate crisis as well as fostering a transition that recognises the development needs of people in the South and the key role of Labour in this process.
Across Europe, a growing number of local authorities are eager to regain control over energy systems on a wide range of scales and modalities.
To eradicate energy poverty in Europe, a right to energy for all citizens should be implemented in EU legislation. This would mean prohibiting disconnections, as is already the case in some countries for water services.
The Hamburg citizens voted in a referendum for the full remunicipalisation of the energy distribution grids in the city in 2013. Now, three years after the referendum, it is time to evaluate what has been achieved so far.