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“We have been invaded”: Wind energy sacrifice zones in Åfjord Municipality and their implications for Norway
Author: Karam, Anne; and Shokrgozar, Shayan
ABSTRACT. Following the “green” growth tradition, the construction of lower carbon energy (renewable energy) infrastructures, such as wind power, has gained prominence in Norway. This has led to indigenous Saami herders confronting pastureland dispossession, some citizens fearing the industrialization of nature, and municipal councils losing formal governance power in favor of national agencies and private-sector project developers—justified by the urgency of the climate crisis. The purpose of the paper is to explore how energy infrastructures aimed at decarbonization have led . . .More »
Author: Dunlap, Alexander
Renewable energy is not the solution we think it is. We have inherited the bad/good energy dichotomy of fossil fuels versus renewable energy, a holdover from the environmental movement of the 1970’s that is misleading, if not false. Fossil fuels are correctly understood to be at the heart of capitalism, industrialism, and state formation, the results of which have been ecologically catastrophic.  Meanwhile, industrial-scale renewable energy has emerged as the protagonist of our times, positioned as a solution to . . .More »
Articles from The Journal of Peasant Studies Book review: Power struggles: dignity, value, and the renewable energy frontier in Spain Gavin Smith May 4, 2020 doi:10.1080/03066150.2020.1745391 [download pdf] After years in which nobody showed any interest, at last now as we enter the second decade of an apocalyptic century, the world’s fifth largest oil company is to address the energy transition. And they are going to do it by casting off the past and creating a new future with the . . .More »
Author: Pichan, Stave
Do you hear the sound keeps my kids awake In fields where peace used to reign? Notice the horizon, the obstructed view All I see are those blades The turning and whirling, the deafening sound Killin’ the birds, spoiling the ground around me [chorus] An Iowa farmer has been taken by charmers Who came waving that green stuff Took over my land What did I get from the deal that was made? When they planted those turbines Now I live . . .More »