Book Launch: Wind Energy Development, Conflict & Resistance in a Latin American Context

Is wind energy the solution to climate change? Around the world governments and NGOs praise renewable energy, accept carbon accounting as a viable measure of climate change and are currently theorizing the viability of a Green New Deal, yet what are these types of schemes creating in practice?

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Photo: Alexander Dunlap

This event launches the book: Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development, Conflict & Resistance in a Latin American Context by Alexander Dunlap.

The book discusses the issues associated with (industrial-scale) wind energy development based on research carried out in Oaxaca, Mexico. The book reveals the politics and environmental impacts associated with developing wind parks in Indigenous territories. Combining critical theory with intensive fieldwork, the book shines light on detrimental issues associated with renewable energy systems. 

The event will host a public discussion between author Alexander Dunlap and anthropologist Gro Birgit Ween (Kulturhistorisk museum). A short presentation of the book by Dunlap will be followed by a discussion with Ween on the pertinent and disconcerting elements surrounding the implementation of renewable energy. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.


About the author

Alexander Dunlap is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo. His interests center around the green economy, natural resource extraction and societies-in-movement as they fight to create post-developmental futures.

Published Aug. 28, 2019 11:27 AM - Last modified Aug. 28, 2019 12:06 PM