“Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy”, July 29, 2021
In this episode of Planet Haliburton, we examine the power of fossil capital in Canada, its role in creating the climate emergency and blocking effective action to address it, as well as what can be done to overcome that resistance.
While critical comment and action directed at specific large-scale, carbon-intensive fossil fuel developments, such as the tar sands and related infrastructure projects like the TMX or Keystone pipelines is commonplace, critical analysis of the role of fossil capitalism, or capitalism more generally in creating the climate emergency, does not occupy a central place within the public pronouncements, programs or campaigns of mainstream climate action groups.
To help us understand how fossil capital has created and maintains such a powerful influence over energy and climate policy and action in Canada, as well as what can be done to overcome it, I’m joined by Professor William Carroll, co-director of The Corporate Mapping Project and the editor of the 2021 book entitled “Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy”, published by Athabasca University Press.
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