Meet the editors John-Andrew McNeish, Axel Borchgrevink and Owen Logan.

Comments by:
Thomas Perrault. Maxwell School. Syracuse University. New York USA and Benedicte Bull. Centre for Environment and Development (SUM)/Norwegian Latin American Research Network (NORLARNET)

Chair: Andrew Kroglund

About the book:

Contested Powers looks specifically at the role of fossil fuels and renewable energy in the economic development of countries in Latin America. The contributors to this volume argue that the two currently dominant approaches to energy policy—either a focus on energy conservation or a focus on creating renewable energy resources—are actually two sides of the same coin. Both approaches are hindered by an underlying division of labor and capital that puts the means for ecologically sound technological advancement in the hands of a minority. The essays in Contested Powers go beyond Latin America to demonstrate that the key to addressing climate change and sustainable development around the globe is to first address the relationship between political and financial power and energy use and resources.

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The Book Launch will take place in the venue of the photographic exhibition «Contested Powers: Dilemmas in the Conversion of Energy into Political Power».

This is a collaborative photographic exhibition by Owen Logan/ Students and Staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences NMBU

The Café at Vitenparken will be open. Come and make an evening of it!

We are thankful for the financial support of NMBU, Faculty of Social Sciences Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and Vitenparken Campus Ås