Energy Emergency, Energy Transition

Resources

Professor Robert W. Howarth’s presentation for Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

Natural Gas, Methane, Global Warming  Presentation by Robert Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology, Cornell University for the Global Advisory Group of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, Jan 28, 2014, New York

Professor Howarth presented the main findings of research conducted by himself and other leading scientists on the levels of methane generated by fracking, leaking pipes, and gas heating systems.  Given the ‘global warming potential’ of [...]


Resist, Reclaim, Restructure: Unions and the Struggle for Energy Democracy

Sean Sweeney, Cornell Global Labor Institute.  Prepared for the Roundtable, this document is presently in draft form and is for discussion purposes only.

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Final Report on the Roundtable

Cornell Global Labor Institute.  The final report includes the key outcomes, participants and topics discussed at the October 2012 roundtable as well as next steps for the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy initiative.

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Summary of “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition” Global Trade Union Roundtable

Cornell Global Labor Institute. Roundtable participants identified several areas of agreement and also established an “assessment of needs” for future work.

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Roundtable Presentations

Presentations at the “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition Roundtable” by Karl Cloete, Peter Colley, Helen Diatile, Cedric Gina, David Hall, James Hansen, Robert Howarth, Owei Lakemfa, Adolfo “Fito” Aguirre Ortman, David Shier, Dinga Sikwebu, Lara Skinner, Sean Sweeney, and Dale Wen.


Labor’s Stake in Decentralized Energy: A Strategic Perspective

Al Weinrub, Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance, U.S.  Paper prepared for the Energy Emergency, Energy Transition global trade union roundtable.

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Beautiful Green World: On The Myths of a Green Economy

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.  Recommended reading for Energy Emergency, Energy Transition Global Trade Union Roundtable.

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Overview of Energy in Africa (Working Draft)

Sandra van Niekerk, PSIRU- PSI Africa.  Paper prepared for the Energy Emergency, Energy Transition Global Trade Union Roundtable.

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Oil and Water do Mix: Citizen Struggles in Energy and Water

Susan Spronk, Municipal Services Project, Canada.  Recommended reading for Energy Emergency, Energy Transition Global Trade Union Roundtable.

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Should Fracking Stop?

Robert W. Howarth and Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University.  Recommended reading for Energy Emergency, Energy Transition Global Trade Union Roundtable.

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