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Energy Transitions Some Questions from the Netherworld

By: 
Nicholas Hildyard

The term “energy transition” usually signifies a shift away from fossil fuels and the technologies that require them. The question that then follows is: how is this shift to be paid for?

But there are pitfalls in looking at climate and energy like this. This public lecture given in Vienna and organised by Attac Austria and others, explores different ways of organizing nature, economy and society. It raises questions about the orientation of many mainstream discussions; the fetishising of technology; finance; accumulation; and organising.