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

Stewart, Paul and Garvey, Brian and João, Elsa and Tuohy, Paul and Silva Plata, Catalina and Mendonca, Marcelo and Oliveira, Adriano Rodriques and Santos, Crispin and Alves, Leonardo Costa and Gonçalves, Ricardo J Assis F. and Souza, Edevaldo Aparecido and Mazzu, Alessia and Sheridan, Paul and Shearer, Alexander and Breen, Lewis and de Bartolo, Candice (2016) Work, Water and Food on the Energy Frontiers : Challenges and Futures for 21st Century Technologies in Scotland and Brazil. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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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.