In December, the Observatorio Petrolero Sur in Argentina published the English version of their latest report ‘Electricity Belongs to the People. Energy Poverty and Energy as a Right in Latin America’ (“Las luces son del pueblo. Energía, acceso y pobreza energética”).
You can access the report in this link.
In the text, it is discussed the history of the concept of energy poverty from its European origins to the different alternative views that exist around its possible application and validity. On the basis of these discussions, we move forward in the survey of experiences of popular organisation in pursuit of access to energy, considering it as a right.
Specifically, we are dealing with cases of struggles from below in Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and also briefly an experience in Catalonia.