Against the Grain

Democratizing the Grid

What stands in the way of the urgently needed transition to clean energy? What is energy democracy, and what role should it play in the struggle against fossil capitalism? According to Ashley Dawson, a decisive shift toward renewable energy is impossible without a collective struggle to take control of the grid. He says much can be learned from Germany’s remarkably rapid energy transition.

Ashley Dawson, People’s Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons OR Books, 2020

Playlist

Artist Song Album Label
BiggabushIlu Baje (Sick State)Biggabush Presents Lightning Head: 13 Faces of Lightning HeadMERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Geof Bradfield QuintetClinton HillOur RootsOrigin Records
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Mongo SantamaríaAfro BlueAfro RootsUMG - Fantasy Records
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