Alexander Dunlap: Renewable Energy and the War of Progress
Open access paper published by the The Peace Chronicle, 2021.
This article introduces the concept of renewable energy in relation to concepts like 'Peace' and 'Justice'. This is followed by analyzing reality of 'renewable energy' via raw material exaction; land contracting; operational impacts; energy-use; and decommissioning. This demonstrates the serous stakes involved in the uncritical embrace and celebration of so-called “renewable energy” for peace and justice studies. The final section concludes by discussing what appropriate low-carbon technologies might look like and forms of renewable energy we should aim to create..