A Declaration for Social Energy

We, the members of the Panel for Social Energy:

We believe that our current energy model, based upon fossil fuels and nuclear energy, is dirty, inefficient and unsustainable, and that it’s urgent to change it so that we can face current and future human energy needs in a clean, economical and ecological way. We consider it necessary and urgent to establish a new energy system which can uphold a sustainable growth based upon renewable energy sources.

We reject the creation of a nuclear waste repository (ATC) which will extend the life of outdated nuclear power plants, a measure that will unnecesarily increase dramatically the risk of  accidents whose consequences would be irreparable, and that will increase, too, the amount of radioactive waste, the management of which will have huge costs in the future.

We demand the end of extensions to the operationg life of nuclear power plants and we ask Parliament for a calendar of the closing-down of the plants which will bring to an end the nuclear menace in our country.

In the dawn of a new world energy paradigm we don’t want to be subject to a centralized energy oligopoly which raises the price of energy at will and forces us to pay expensive and unintelligible electricity and gas bills. We demand the immediate cessation of the “tax on the sun” and the improvement of conditions for the exploitation of a natural resource that’s so abundant in Spain, so that all can have acces to a renewable, clean, democratic and social energy.

We want a future in which the perpetual expenses due to the management of radioactive waste are not laid upon society as a whole. A near and necessary future in which the revenue from an efficient, economical and renewable energy system are redistributed, so that its profits are used for the common good and for social energy: sustainable investments, local economies, the recovery of rural life, the naturalization of cities, the support of scientific research, cultural development, an improvement of education and the conservation of the ecology.

For all this, we subscribe publicly and we endeavour to divulge this proposal on the 23rd day of June, 2018, in the city of Cuenca (Spain), on the Day of the Great Evacuation (The Leak),  for the knowledge of all Spaniards and Europeans who want a world propelled by social energy.