No one’s talking about the UK’s hugely profitable energy distribution networks. They should be publicly owned.
Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back out. But how can they, realistically, when the national government is questioning climate science and promoting coal, fracking, and pipelines? Simply put: Make energy public.
Now in the throes of artificial scarcity, U.S. cities, counties and states are running out of water even as they turn control over managing water supplies to private corporations.
It is clear that Britain has an energy problem.
Since our last posting on Boulder’s municipalization efforts, the city has…succeeded in creating its own power and light utility.
FDR specifically addressed the relationship of government to electric utilities but one could easily translate the theory and principles he proposes to today’s banks, or cable companies or airlines.