Why energy justice? Towards a new economic and energy framework in Europe

Categories: Environmental Justice
Types: Report
Published: 18 November 2022
Size: 2.80 MB

It is already evident that hoping to achieve energy justice by addressing energy poverty alone is not going to work. The downstream to upstream journey from soaring energy bills to multiple injustices where energy is sourced, manufactured and transported reveals that injustice is entrenched in the current system, including in emerging “clean energy” technologies . The EEB asks: are the same extraction issues and dependence on rough regimes that dominate Europe’s fossil fuel-dependent energy sector bound to continue even as we transition to low carbon infrastructure? Following the fault lines of the energy crisis, from sources to consumers, the bigger and uglier picture of the political-economic system in which this particular crisis is taking place emerges.


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