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This massive anthology attempts to provide a holistic sketch of the existing energy system and emerging struggles to transform it One of the most pragmatic books I ve ever read under the AK press label, which is in my opinion a simple factor of the pragmatic nature of energy transformation work it s SO necessary, we want to use it as a vehicle to transform property and social relations, but it also has to happen no matter what, as soon as possible Especially recommended to folks working in This massive anthology attempts to provide a holistic sketch of the existing energy system and emerging struggles to transform it One of the most pragmatic books I ve ever read under the AK press label, which is in my opinion a simple factor of the pragmatic nature of energy transformation work it s SO necessary, we want to use it as a vehicle to transform property and social relations, but it also has to happen no matter what, as soon as possible Especially recommended to folks working in the climate energy realm that want a good snapshot of the sorts of discourse being moved by leftists over a decade ahead of the liberal vanguard currently leading the charge of the climate movement Some of the analysis is dated and doesn t live up to the historical predictions made at the height of the financial crisis, and some of the submissions are incredibly wonky and a little difficult to get through But, you couldn t ask for a better comprehensive partisan analysis of the energy system and what must be done to transform it I m almost finished the book and I think it s a really excellent primer on the mostly contemporary politics of energy, and especially the relationship between capitalism neoliberalism and fossil fuels, and capitalism neoliberalism and renewables It does seem to suffer a bit from having too much in terms of sheer content though, jumping around a fair bit to the detriment of cohesion. Larry Lohmann gave this book a glowing review awhile back , but I cannot remember feeling quite as enamoured while reading a number of chapters in it including those by Keefer and Abramsky himself.I was often tempted to put it down several times, mainly because I was not part of the audience to whom this work was really being addressed to This, of course, saysabout myself than about the book s intrinsic merits Unfortunately this also meant not giving the book as muc Larry Lohmann gave this book a glowing review awhile back , but I cannot remember feeling quite as enamoured while reading a number of chapters in it including those by Keefer and Abramsky himself.I was often tempted to put it down several times, mainly because I was not part of the audience to whom this work was really being addressed to This, of course, saysabout myself than about the book s intrinsic merits Unfortunately this also meant not giving the book as much attention as I should probably have, which in turn affected my view of it further.That being said, it s heartening to see this compilation of discourses of social resistance to capitalist energy technologies and calls to action all in one monumental volume Something only too rare these days This book should be compulsory reading to anyone working in the energy industry The book discusses the problems of the current energy model that is being followed and then goes on to offer solutions in order to transition into a new society The book is made up of many articles from various authors and does an excellent job of presenting the facts as to why society must change. &FREE EBOOK ☛ Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World ⇨ As the world s energy system faces a period of unprecedented change, a global struggle over who controls the sector and for what purposes is intensifying The question of green capitalism is now unavoidable, for capitalist planners and anti capitalist struggles alike From all sides we hear that it s time to save the planet in order to save the economy, but in reality what lies before us is the next round of global class struggle with energy at the center, as the key means of production and subsistenceThere are no easy answers in this battle for control of the world s energy system Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution is not a book of sound bites It unpacks the seemingly innocent terms energy sector and energy system by situating the current energy crisis, peak oil, and the transition to a post petrol future within a historical understanding of the global, social, economic, political, financial, military, and ecological relations of which energy and technology are parts The authors probe the systemic relationships between energy production and consumption and the worldwide division of labor on which capitalism itself is based its conflicts and hierarchies, its crisis and class strugglesWith over fifty chapters written by contributors from approximately twenty countries, Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution forms a collective map of the most dynamic struggles within the energy sectorKolya Abramsky is a former visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Science, Technology and Society, in Graz, Austria, where he received the Manfred Heindler Award for Energy and Climate Change Research, and inwas coordinator of the Danish based World Wind Energy Institute, an international effort in non commercial renewable energy education, involving different renewable energy centers from around the world ursuing a PhD in sociology at State University of New York, Binghamton