The TRADENER project (Energy Transition and Democracy) is made up by activists and researchers from Ekologistak Martxan, , Ingeniería Sin Fronteras País Vasco (Engineering Without Borders from the Basque Country) and the Department of Political Science of the University of the Basque Country with the aim of deepening the concept of Democratic Energy Transition, understanding that an energy transition is necessary to overcome our dependence on fossil fuels (and other forms of great impact such as nuclear, hydroelectric or agrofuels) but must also be democratic. For this, we believe that we must take into account all people, and because of the global nature of the society where we live, that means to include other counties, communities and ecosystems in the equation.

Energy for what and for whom?

The aim of the research carried out by the TRADENER team is to show the different Transitions which are happening in the countries of both the South and North, with the aim of learning from them in the Basque Country and in the world, and putting into practice their experiences and achievements, providing tools for sharing them in Basque society.. In addition, the project also aims to report a the above-mentioned violations of rights on the energy sector in the above-mentioned countries.

TRADENER is the continuation of a line of work where we have been focused for many years, and where we have already produced several researches and documentaries, as well as created spaces for reflection and sharing ideas.

For more information about our work you can check the book «Energy Transitions: Sustainability and Energy Democracy» (only available in Basque and Spanish).

We also recommend the documentary «ENERGY TRANSITIONS, TURN ON THE CHANGE!», available in Euskera, Spanish and English, which shows the research work carried out during these years.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: TURN ON CHANGE! from Irudikate on Vimeo.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS, TURN ON THE CHANGE! from Irudikate on Vimeo.