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Resource Documents: Europe (37 items)


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Date added:  July 9, 2023
Environment, Human rights, NorwayPrint storyE-mail story

“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 . . .

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Date added:  June 9, 2023
Environment, Human rights, India, Mexico, Mozambique, SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Peasant Studies

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 . . .

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Date added:  May 12, 2023
FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Comment lutter contre un projet éolien [How to fight against a wind project]

Author:  Fédération Environnement Durable

Nous assistons depuis plusieurs années à un déferlement de projets éoliens dans nos régions avec des machines de plus en plus nombreuses, de plus en plus grandes et de plus en plus puissantes. Leurs nuisances sont aujourd’hui avérées et reconnues. Cette invasion qui menace l’intégrité du sol français va être renforcée par la récente loi d’accélération des Energies Renouvelables qui vient d’être votée. Des éoliennes risquent d’être installées près de chez vous ? Des moyens existent pour contrecarrer ce type de . . .

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Date added:  April 15, 2023
Germany, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Störungs- und Unfallereignissen an Windkraftanlagen

Author:  Keine Windkraft in Emmerthal

Malfunctions and accidents at wind turbines in Germany The list does not claim to be complete or correct for the system types/manufacturers. Liste erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit bzw. Richtigkeit der Anlagentypen/Hersteller. Download original document: “Unfallliste 2023-04-14” See also: list at vernunftkraft.de

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