Energy Security For Whom? For What?
A report from The Corner House on 'Energy Security For Whom? For What?'
by Nicholas Hildyard, Larry Lohmann and Sarah Sexton. 100 pages.
The report :
- explores the abstract and historical concept of energy reflected in physics, which ignores the different types of political struggle connected with each energy source;
- describes the wave of new energy enclosures justified by "energy security" that are creating new scarcities and insecurities as people are dispossessed of energy, food, water, land and other necessities of life;
- outlines how the neoliberal market-driven approach to energy and climate policy strengthens energy exclusions, while the financialisation of energy and climate creates energy shortages and delays effective climate action;
- summarises the violence that accompanies the everyday "normal" operation of fossil-fuelled industrialism that is entrenched within the "securitisation of everything".
The report is available as a pdf download from the Corner House website.