Based on reactions from the COVID-19 survey, specifically the question regarding energy rights, I was curious to see what the discussion was around them, I was intrigued to find an organization I had never heard of the IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) and their proposed Renewable Energy Bill of Rights. As an organization that works between states with various stakeholders, I found it fairly applicable to both Actor Network Theory and Assemblages as concepts.
The piece itself is a two-page document containing how the IREC believes consumers, third party contracts, and utilities should be working together to promote a renewable future. A huge theme that was present at all levels was transparency. Although worded differently in each right, many of the option shad to do with consumer knowledge, accessibility, and being adequately informed by the companies they work with.
I think this document could be helpful for understanding different viewpoints of those that have a stake in the larger energy system. It is also interesting to see who else is fighting for energy justice and rights. One other area is for projects concerned with the renewable energy systems and how they can be adopted over time.
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), "IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights", contributed by Sumita Gangwani, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 May 2020, accessed 16 January 2022.