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Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

Kate J. Neville, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, U.K., $49.95, 264 pages, Feb. 2021, ISBN: 978-0-197-53558-5

imagesNatural gas derived from hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) and liquid biofuels (e.g., bioethanol, biodiesel) have gained favor as promising alternatives to oil. However, controversy abounds over their production, including issues related to land and water use and authority over these resources. This book provides insight into how and why disputes over these different fuels have unfolded in surprisingly similar ways around the globe. It details the importance of intersecting elements of the economy of energy, including finance, ownership, and trade relations...

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