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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

Introduction: internal energy frontiers and bio-necro collaborations in Ghana's city of Ashaiman A complex urban metabolism, the heart of Ghana's working-class city of Ashaiman pulses with the rapid movement of bodies, vehicles and goods

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Depression, Energy and Walking in the Storyworlds of Dorothy Edwards

Steven Lovatt

remarkable, I will then focus on particular stories in an attempt to show that both their themes and the manner of their telling dramatise a conflict that manifests along an axis of movement/erotic energy/presence versus stasis/repression/absence. Having

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Capturing Crisis

Solar Power and Humanitarian Energy Markets in Africa

Jamie Cross

generic term for a small portable lighting system powered by photovoltaic modules up to 10 watts. When placed in sunlight, photons excite electrons in the module into higher states of energy, allowing them to act as charge carriers for electric current

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Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross

We are at a moment of global energy transition. As heatwaves, droughts, floods and other climate change catastrophes pile up ( Slater 2019 ), the decarbonization of the global economy has become the century's signature political issue. In 2018

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

Nyaturu-speakers in the central Tanzanian district of rural Singida have long tapped into a range of energy systems to make life happen. Firewood and charcoal from surrounding forests fuel cooking. The eastern Singida winds separate grain from

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Where to Now?

Germany Rethinks its Energy Transition

Josephine Moore and Thane Gustafson

Eighteen years after the adoption of the Renewable Energy Sources Act ( Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz or eeg ), German political and business leaders are re-examining the foundations of the Energiewende (Energy Transition), reconsidering its

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Carceral Repair

Methane Extraction in Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Kristin Doughty

enabled this building to glow. In drawing attention to the methane extraction as a condition of possibility for the political-economic futures symbolized by the brightly lit convention centre, I join others who argue that energy and electrification are

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Making Multitemporality with Houses

Time Trickery, Ethical Practice and Energy Demand in Postcolonial Britain

Roxana Moroşanu

regarded as a form of ethical practice. The focus here on domesticity and home comes from research that I conducted between 2011 and 2014 as part of an interdisciplinary project looking at domestic energy demand in the UK. The project brought together

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Crafting Spaces of Value

Infrastructure, Technologies of Extraction and Contested Oil in Nigeria

Omolade Adunbi

materials and technology, I show how such refineries represent an emergent form of energy capture that transforms the creeks of the Niger Delta into islands of carbon sale and challenge state and corporate power. This form of capture, I suggest, is embedded

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Disrupting the Grid

Encountering Fire and Smoke through Energy Infrastructures

Deepti Chatti and Sayd Randle

contributions to critical scholarship on the electric grid as connective energy infrastructure. First, we draw on scholarship in the disciplines of geography and anthropology to examine how the electric grid is experienced unevenly across the landscape, both