We believe in peoples’ right to energy to be able meet their basic needs and the realization of their basic human rights -- right to a life of dignity and well-being, the rights to food and water, to livelihoods, to education, health, housing, the right to safety and security, the right to reproductive justice, the equal treatment and non-discrimination, the right to information, to the right to political participation and civil and political liberties among others
The right to energy goes hand in hand with the right of communities and people -- women and men -- to democratic stewardship and management of the commons, of energy systems, regardless of geographic location and without prejudice to class, caste, ethnicity/race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity expressions. Religion, age, being differently-abled.
The state has the duty and obligation to its citizens to ensure the fulfillment of the right to energy.
The right to energy should be realized in a just and sustainable manner that is compatible with the limits of the planet, the environment and ecosystems.
The right to energy must be exercised in a manner that recognizes and upholds energy sources are part of the “commons” which should not be owned and controlled by a few nor used and abused for private gain and accumulation of private profit.