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Who Owns the Energy Future? Industrial Strategy for a Just Transition

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Repowering Britain

Buddies CafeBar

46-48 King's Road

Brighton

BN1 1NA

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Part of Repowering Britain, a series of events organised by the Labour Energy Forum in collaboration with Platform London, for the 2017 Labour Conference fringe.

With Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Shadow Secretary of State for BEIS), Clive Lewis MP, Mika Minio-Paluello (Labour Energy Forum), Cat Hobbs (We Own It), Ajai Ahluwalia (tbc), Sam Mason (PCS)

Our energy system will be radically transformed with the rise of wind, solar, tidal and energy storage. This clean future should be democratically-run and owned by the people, delivering hundreds of thousands of decent jobs for decades into the future. What does this look like?

We have all heard about the small-scale energy co-operatives building solar and wind projects. But the future also needs a bigger scale. Who will build and own the mega offshore wind farms and tidal lagoons that will bottomline our electricity supply for the next century?

Publicly owned companies are at the forefront of building the offshore wind energy infrastructure of the future - but they’re Danish, Swedish and German. Only 0.07% of our offshore wind is owned by the UK public. What is Labour’s vision for a energy future that serves people not profit?

Launching Labour Energy Forum’s new report “Who Owns the Wind, Owns the Future”.



Repowering Britain is a space for bold left visions for a transformed economy, society and energy system. We will bring together thinkers and doers from across the Labour Party and trade union movement to discuss what our country should look like in 10, 20, 30 years. The Party’s manifesto has inspired millions. We will build on that to envision a reindustrialised and democratised economy that addresses the climate crisis and hands back control. Click here for the full programme of events.



Accessibility information: Our venue is wheelchair-accessible from the street. Unfortunately the toilets are located in the basement down a spiral staircase. Toilets are gendered male and female. Sound will be amplified. We are investigating supplying a T-Loop. We are not able to offer sign language interpreting. Free creche for children accompanying adults with Labour Conference passes is provided at Conference. If you have any enquiries about access needs that aren’t covered here, please email info@labourenergy.org with the subject line ‘Access’.


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