Energy

Reliable electricity improves lives and supports economic development. Just ask anyone who gathers wood to cook. Private corporations – motivated by profit – have frequently failed to expand electrical services to those who need it most. They also charge all the market will bear. Public enterprises – motivated by serving the public interest – are better placed to provide clean, affordable energy.

PSI’s 29th World Congress in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012

22 November 2012

As part of its World Congress events, PSI is holding a series of pre-congress meetings on key issues.

Tunisia: Trade unions organise national campaign against fracking

14 November 2012

The Tunisian union UGTT is coordinating a national campaign against fracking as the government is about to sign a deal with Shell.

Germany: EU Commissioner suggests power transmission being nationalised

06 November 2012
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State ownership will provide a faster and more uniform expansion of the transmission networks, says German EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger.

UK: Hundreds of thousands call for A Future that Works

22 October 2012
Green shoes

In the streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast hundreds of thousands of people took part in the march for A Future that Works on October 20.

EU Commission forces crisis-hit countries to privatise water

17 October 2012
shower at sunset

The European Commission is deliberately promoting privatization of water services as one of the conditions being imposed as part of bailouts, it acknowledges in a letter to civil society groups.

Norway: Utility workers on strike

03 October 2012

Utility workers in Norway have been on strike since mediation broke down last week. Crucial to the breakdown was the employers' proposals to change the workers' pension plan.

Actions and events against austerity all over Europe

21 September 2012

Major protests against austerity measures are taking place in many European countries.We give you the list of upcoming events: