Climate change & ethical issues
Not all renewable energy technologies or projects are made equally and equitably. In a marketplace driven by a race to the bottom on cost, we need to consider who pays the price? With the social costs of extraction in the developing world often being externalised, or projects in the UK being done to communities, not with the backing and support of communities, it is important to ask ethical questions at the beginning of your project. If it is just your community that benefits, is it community energy?
Community Energy Wales board members wrote a blog on the importance of local authorities including people in the energy transition.
UKSSD blog 'Responding to crises with 17 dimensions' about Bristol's climate emergency response.
See Lee Tower's presentation on some common historical roots of racism, patriarchy and the climate crisis and how these shape the present.