Shaun Golding, Kenyon College Assistant Professor of Sociology, has published a book Electric Mountains, Climate, Power, and Justice in an Energy Transition with Rutgers University Press.
Electric Mountains asks why environmentalists in a progresssive region have been resistant to wind energy. It challenges labeling all resistance “NIMBYism”, and highlights critiques of wind that emphasize corporate dominance of energy systems, and thus corporate dominance of energy transition, to the detriment of our climate. Using lenses from Environmental Sociology, Electric Mountains encourages readers to demand a more democratic, transparent, and just approach to powering their lives.
For more information, including images and teaching opportunities, be sure to visit https://www.electricmountains.com/