|is the association of European local authorities for the promotion of local sustainable energy policies. In addition it: facilitates the exchange of experiences; strengthens roles and skills of citizens in the area of energy efficiency; and, works to influence the policies and proposals made by European Union institutions in the fields of energy, environmental protection and urban policy.
||CUB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Illinois, USA.
Its mission is to represent the interests of residential utility
customers across the state. It work primarily to lower rates and better
service from the states investor-owned electric, gas and telephone
This utility board in Oregon, USA is responsible for representing the residential utility customer and to work for clean and efficient energy alternatives. They also work on consumer privacy issues, the environment and low-income consumer concerns.
The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (commonly known as the Aarhus Convention) is not only an environmental agreement, it is also a Convention about European government accountability, transparency and responsiveness. The Convention grants the public rights and imposes on Parties and public authorities obligations regarding access to information and public participation and access to justice.
||The United Nations Development Programme has
integrated governance issues into its work on the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs). UNDP supports national processes of democratic
transitions focus on strengthening institutional capacity, advocacy, knowledge networking and policy advice and technical support.
||Citizen Works is a US-based nonprofit, non-partisan
organization founded by Ralph Nader in April 2001 to advance justice by
strengthening citizen participation in power. It aims to give people the
tools and opportunities to build democracy. Energy and utility
deregulation are some of the issues this organisation works on.
Consumer Focus is the consumer champion for England, Wales, Scotland and (for postal consumers) Northern Ireland. Consumer Focus operates across the whole of the UK economy, persuading businesses and public services to put consumers at the heart of what they do. They give a strong voice to consumers on the issues that matter to them and works to secure a fair deal on their behalf. Consumer Focus works with consumers and a range of organisations to tackle the problems customers face and to achieve creative solutions that make a difference to peoples’ lives.
promotes active citizen participation on broad social issues in the USA. Although it does not deal with energy issues per se its Wisdom Council provides citizens the opportunity to participate in an open discussion fora. The Council encourages citizens to generate and implement new solutions and to create a new process of thinking where everyone feels respected, involved and empowered.
||Domestic Energy Users Network (DEUN) is an
umbrella group of national organisations and households in New
Zealand. DEUN campaigns for simpler, fairer, and more
transparent electricity pricing and regulation. The organisation also
works to ensure genuine consumer choice between electricity and
is an alliance of more than 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, progressive utilities, and businesses in US states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Canada's British Columbia. It works on the development of renewable energy and energy conservation, consumer protection, and low-income energy assistance.
CUB - Wisconsin, USA
fights for reliable and
affordable electricity and telephone service on behalf of customers.