On 10 July SERA and the Co-operative Party held a joint event to explore co-operative and community energy. Here Ash McGregor of the Socialist Societies Executive reports on the meeting.
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint spoke of the strong analogies between the energy and banking industries, with companies that owed a duty to their customers but who weren’t fulfilling those duties. The Government’s current Energy Bill doesn’t refer to customers and their needs and ministers haven’t provided a clear vision for energy. Labour would need to be a positive influence on the development of the Bill. Continue reading