A convergence space for European Commons

Energy as a common good

Energy generation in Europe is by and large concentrated in the hands of a few big corporations and state-owned companies. This situation results in heavy dependence on non-renewable fossil and mineral fuels (oil, gas, coal, nuclear), the capture of massive profits and the persistence of energy poverty. Here we explore the transformative power of treating energy as a common good in terms of decarbonisation of the energy system, climate justice, inclusiveness and the right to energy.