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TUED Bulletin 30, June 24, 2015
A new TUED working paper titled Power to the People: Toward Democratic Control of Electricity Generation shows how “another energy is possible, and absolutely necessary.”  The paper documents how and where energy democracy is expressing itself - and argues that public renewable power can drive the energy revolution the world needs. Union leaders from different sectors have welcomed the report.
UK: Is the 'dash for gas' frackturing the labor movement? Within days of the gas union GMB signing a charter with the gas industry to develop fracking, Britain's largest union urges its members to join an anti-fracking demonstration. And public services union leader challenges the GMB's pro-fracking logic.

Argentina: The Workers Central of Argentina (CTA) works with Mapuche indigenous communities to spread the word about the impacts of drilling shale gas and oil. Excellent documentary with English subtitles (thanks to CTA).
South Africa: Largest union NUMSA and allies address the energy crisis, asserts need for public ownership. See statement from meeting in Johannesburg "The crisis calls for a transition to a low-carbon economy and the dismantling of the Minerals-Energy Complex." PDF version here
Why a summit? What will be discussed? Who will be there? Full details here.
Global union climate conference in Paris, September 2015. Details hereGlobal Climate Jobs Facebook page is here
ITUC will convene a climate jobs conference, Sept 14-15 in Paris.  Register now!
Need more information about energy democracy or TUED?  Visit our resource page and take a look at our working papers series (y también en español)
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