Beyond Copenhagen: Common Ownership, Reparations, Degrowth and Renewable Energy Technology Transfer

Kolya Abramsky, April 2010

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Summary :

Changes within the energy sector are speeding up dramatically. A combination of ecological, political, economic and financial factors are converging to ensure that energy production and consumption are set to become central to global political, economic and financial dynamics. This is true of energy in general and the globally expanding renewable energy sector in particular. The way in which the world’s energy system evolves in the years ahead will be intimately intertwined with different possible ways out of the world-financial-economic crisis (which is also increasingly becoming a political crisis).