April 2021 Media Brief

This April edition of the Energy Right’s Project Media Brief follows up on the latest news and scholarship concerning the state of energy infrastructures and access to energy services during the pandemic. The discussion of our artifacts for this month is framed by the literature on racial capitalism. Thus, we continue to expose how the pandemic has intersected with other catastrophes and structural inequities in ways that have intensified the forces of structural racism. We also discuss implications of this intersection for performing a just transition to renewable energy and for considering the role that energy services play in the fulfilment of human rights.

Summary

This April edition of the Energy Right’s Project Media Brief follows up on the latest news and scholarship concerning the state of energy infrastructures and access to energy services during the pandemic. The discussion of our artifacts for this month is framed by the literature on racial capitalism. Thus, we continue to expose how the pandemic has intersected with other catastrophes and structural inequities in ways that have intensified the forces of structural racism. We also discuss implications of this intersection for performing a just transition to renewable energy and for considering the role that energy services play in the fulfilment of human rights.

Thumbnail image source: "A woman holds a just transition now sign at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota." Photo by Flickr user Lorie Shaull. November 7, 2020.

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May 3, 2021

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James Adams, Alison Kenner, Briana Leone, Andrew Rosenthal and Morgan Sarao. 3 May 2021, "April 2021 Media Brief", The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 28 June 2022, accessed 16 August 2022. https://energyrights.info/content/april-2021-media-brief