Title: 350 CT supports a Public Pathway to 100% Renewable Energy
Motion: 350 CT will advocate social ownership under democratic control as a method to reach 100% renewable energy system in time to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Background: Trade Unionists for Energy Democracy has produced a number of studies that persuasively argue that using public funds to incentivize the private development of renewable energy systems has failed and that it is urgent that the movement begin to fight for social ownership of energy systems and the control of these systems under decentralized community control. This idea is already being seriously discussed in countries very much like our own and, under a Jeremy Corbyn government, some variant of this idea become official policy. It is critical that climate activists in the greatest polluter on the planet begin to immediately educate the broad movement on this issue.