Work, Water and Food on the Energy Frontiers: Challenges and Futures for 21st Century Technologies in Scotland and Brazil

Paul Stewart, Brian Garvey, Elsa João, Paul Tuohy, Catalina Silva Plata, Marcelo Mendonca, Adriano Rodriques Oliveira, Crispin Santos, Leonardo Costa Alves, Ricardo J Assis F. Gonçalves, Edevaldo Aparecido Souza, Alessia Mazzu, Paul Sheridan, Alexander Shearer, Lewis Breen, Candice de Bartolo

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Abstract

Economic, environmental and climatic uncertainty raises new questions about how access to, and use of, energy, land, water and food is organised. New large scale sources of ‘renewable’ energy such as biomass (agroenergy) plantations and hydrodams are promoted as bringing development, trade and employment opportunities to rural areas. The research undertaken here in Brazil and Scotland by a group of social and engineering scientists alongside rural communities and organisations present particular social and environmental conflicts arising from new technologies, but also current and potential alternatives for renewable energy and food provision that promise improved relations between those who do the work, their communities and the natural environment.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEnergy Frontiers
Media of outputweb pages
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • energy policy
  • energy landscapes
  • Scottish technology
  • Brazilian technology

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    Stewart, P., Garvey, B., João, E., Tuohy, P., Silva Plata, C., Mendonca, M., Oliveira, A. R., Santos, C., Alves, L. C., Gonçalves, R. J. A. F., Souza, E. A., Mazzu, A., Sheridan, P., Shearer, A., Breen, L., & de Bartolo, C. (2016, Feb 2). Work, Water and Food on the Energy Frontiers: Challenges and Futures for 21st Century Technologies in Scotland and Brazil. University of Strathclyde.