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Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

Kate J. Neville

Abstract

This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the Global North and South. In the early 2000s the search was on for fuels that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic development in rural regions, and diversify national energy supplies. Biofuels and fracking took center stage as promising commodities and technologies. But controversy quickly erupted. Global enthusiasm for these fuels and the widespread projections for their production around the world collid ... More

Keywords: biofuels, fracking, energy politics, contentious politics, political economy, resistance, mobilization, transnational, Kenya, Yukon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197535585
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197535585.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate J. Neville, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and School of the Environment, University of Toronto

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