This article seeks to understand the reasons for Victorian fatalism towards coal dependency – which led to in an inability to abandon this energy – in an effort to better understand what an energy transition would actually entail.
Bargaining Electric Power: Miners, Blackouts, and the Politics of Illumination in the United States, 1965-1979
This article examines how the perils conjured by blackouts in American cities after 1965 became interpreted as a key point of political and bargaining leverage for the nation’s coal miners.
Epilogue. Field notes from the end of the world: Light, darkness, Energy, and endscape in polar night
This personal essay describes light(s) and darkness(es) in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) during polar night in January 2019.
The Path to Sustained Growth: England’s Transition from an Organic Economy to an Industrial Revolution (Edward Anthony Wrigley, 2016)
Edward Anthony Wrigley, The Path to Sustained Growth: England’s Transition from an Organic Economy to an Industrial Revolution (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Antoine Missemer, Les économistes et la fin des énergies fossiles (1865-1931) [Economists and the End of Fossil Fuels] (Paris : Garnier, 2017)
Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011)