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Alberto Clò

In 2006, the energy question—and in particular the natural gas emergency

that will be discussed here—was brought to the attention of

public opinion, of political and economic debate, and of the electoral

contest. First, it needs to be made clear that on both sides, and within

the two coalitions, demagoguery prevailed over pragmatism. Similarly,

the propensity to demonize the proposals of opponents tended

to hold sway over attempts to contribute constructively to the discussion.

Thus, a game of mutual vetoes and false propositions took place,

characterized by erroneous diagnoses aimed solely at avoiding the

electoral costs that the required choices would have imposed. This

had the inevitable result of confusing public opinion, which should

be aware of the issue, and feeding the general “right of veto,” which,

since before the reform of Title V of the Constitution, has allowed

anyone to prevent others from doing anything—with the result that

nothing happens.

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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

from multiple scales and with special attention to temporality (cf Doughty 2019 ). I consider the calculus being made at the level of Zanzibari energy policy and investment in renewable energy, investment focused on decreasing dependence on mainland

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

lack the relations to people and the landscape that they need to access or produce other types of value. The invisibility of this human energy in energy policy and scholarly analyses stands as a reminder of the gendered bias towards public, official and

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Inventing Eco-Cycle

A Social Enterprise Approach to Sustainability Education

Sandy Smith-Nonini

energy (especially solar) and controversies over state energy policy, collaborating closely with NC WARN, a renewable energy advocacy non-profit. In fall 2015 I have been leading a climate change reading group studying Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes

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Between social footprint and compliance, or “what IBAMA wants”

Equinor Brazil's social sustainability policy

Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

bureaucratization of environmental impact assessment in territorial planning coordinated by Brazilian energy policy]. PhD diss., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . Dolan , Catherine , and Dinah Rajak . 2016 . “ Introduction: Towards the