Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016 10:24
Written by Pablo Cotarelo, Sergi Cutillas
An urgent process in Spain, one recently assumed by the new municipal governments of the left, is guaranteeing universal access to energy at reasonable conditions. This service is essential to enforce basic rights, and it is necessary to democratize it and turn it back into a common good. Recent technological advances in the field of renewable and local generation allow us to think of a model of energy as a public service in a different way to those known in the twentieth century, producing energy in a clean and at reasonable costs. Moreover, thanks to information technology and to new organizational culture management of generation and demand can be carried out through more flexible and distributed networks, which will allow municipal councils to undertake comprehensive and active energy policies, thus democratizing the sector.
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