Human survival depends on access to energy

The global energy challenges are well known to face a growing demand for primary energy is expected to double by 2050 to meet the needs of 1,4 billion people currently without access to electricity and those 2,8 billion without clean cooking method, invest and upgrade aging energy infrastructure while reducing the environmental impacts of the production and use of energy. Population growth – which should after 2050 – will continue until then to reach 9 billion people on this date (at a rate of 1,1% per year, against 1,8% the past 20 years) with a strong push in developing countries should focus 80% of the world population at term

Inequality in consumption is total

An African states that on average 0.67 toe per capita per year, which is 6 times less than French, 12 times less than a North American. (Figures EDF November 2011). This, for it is alarming in Africa, should not overshadow that of energy poverty in developed countries, including the EU, where it is estimated that 75 to 125 million people encounter of extremely diffi cult to access electricity for fi nancial reasons: cost of energy, low income, etc…

A worrying global context

For developing countries:

The total absence of any clean and modern energy resource for populations who represent today 1,4 billion individuals, living essentially on the African continent. A great proportion of those populations have only fi rewood to use, delivering its share of negative consequences: time wasted gathering the fi rewood (a task usually given to women and children), exposure to fumes and sanitary impacts, deforestation, desertifi cation and emissions of CO2. With an average child mortality of 15% instead of 0,4% in developed countries and a life expectancy of 40 years, political actions are more than necessary to improve energy access because without it: no education, no cold chain, therefore no vaccines and no drinking water

For industrialized countries:

The diffi culties or even the impossibility for a large number of inhabitants to have access to clean modern energy resources, environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable, and the high cost of energy coupled with the insuffi cient income and the poor quality of thermal insulation in housing, are causes that lead millions of people to a precarious energy situation that will impact their everyday life at all levels and in all fi elds: health, education, communication and social development in general.

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Syndicat Mexicain de l'Electricité (SME) En route vers la convention en Amérique latine

Le premier forum régional du Nord Ouest convoqué par le mouvement syndical et social Ricardo Flores Magon (MSSRFM) s’est tenu à l’auditorium du syndicat des travailleurs académiques de l’Université de Sonora STAUS en Linea à Hermosillo. Evènement préparatoire à la première convention nationale démocratique des travailleurs qu’elle organise La Nueva Central de Trabajadores

Samedi 9 septembre 2023 avec la présence de notre Secrétaire général Martin Esparza Flores et Jose Humberto Montes de Oca Luna, secrétaire des affaires étrangères en tant qu’intervenants à la 2ème table ronde où ils sont présentés la convention et la situation dans laquelle les travailleurs sont confrontés ainsi que le bilan des luttes après 109 ans d’existence et 14 ans de résistance au coup d’état néolibéral.


Publié le 12/09/23 dans Publications, Amériques Lire plus

We would like to express our support and emotion to the Moroccan people following the earthquake.

Many accounts suggest that the final toll of the earthquake will continue to rise, and that it will affect the population in particular. We hope that the international community will act quickly to provide the Moroccan people with all the help they need. We offer our full support to our Moroccan friends in the NGO Droit à l'Energie.

Publié le 10/09/23 dans Publications, Afrique Lire plus

Déclaration de la CODDAE à propos des coupures d’électricité et à l’interdiction d’entrée des citernes d’hydrocarbures au Niger suite aux sanctions de la CEDEAO et de l’UEMOA

At the end of its extraordinary meeting held on Thursday 7 September 2023 at its headquarters in the Academy of Arts, to examine the situation following the closure of land borders and the suspension of electricity by Nigeria on the instructions of its President Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the military coup in Niger on 26 July 2023, the Collectif pour la Défense du Droit à l'Energie (CODDAE) issued the following statement.

True to its principles, CODDAE condemns any seizure of power by force, while taking note of this coup d'état.
For the past four (4) weeks, electricity has been unjustly cut off in all regions of Niger. This situation highlights two equally serious aspects: on a purely commercial level, it is a breach of contract that is as illegal as it is immature for a modern state and symptomatic of a sister state that is forgetting the foundations of African tradition and the word given by its predecessors.

This is totally incomprehensible for a country like ours, home of Professor Abdou Moumouni Dioffo and Professor Albert Wright, African pioneers of solar energy, and a country with natural energy resources such as uranium, oil, gas, coal, etc., to be faced with an electricity problem despite countless calls over the years from the former directors of Nigelec about the possibility of a supply disruption and the measures to be taken. This is despite countless calls over the years from the former directors of Nigelec about the possibility of a supply disruption and the measures to be taken to avoid it, i.e. by equipping our country with energy infrastructures that guarantee its energy independence in the event that Nigeria reneges on its commitment, as is currently the case.

Publié le 10/09/23 dans Publications, Afrique Lire plus
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