SERA, along with the Co-operative Party, the Local Government Information Unit and the Shadow DECC team, last week launched ‘The Power Book’, a new pamphet that looks at the potential of community and cooperatively owned energy.
Writing in the introduction to the book, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint said:
“This book is about power. And power relations. About the choices people have to power their homes and businesses and with what. About influencing the cost of energy whether by collective consumer action, community ownership or through reduced energy consumption. About local government and community organisations as low carbon energy providers with local buy in.
“In a world that is changing so fast the debate must be ongoing and The Power Book is a valuable contribution.”
Other authors in the book include:
- Alan Whitehead MP
- Gareth Thomas MP
- Cllr Sharon Taylor
- Melanie Smallman, SERA National Secretary