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Text Box: Knowledge from the Margins: Speaker & Abstract
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“Strategies for          Indigenous           Recognition: An    Analysis of Two Haida                Corporations”

Moore, Sharlissa: Arizona State University

Complex energy systems impose myriad injustices, from how energy is supplied to how it is consumed and finally how energy technologies are disposed. Decisions made in the energy sector today will have significant effects on justice for decades to come. This paper presents a new energy justice framework that applies theories from justice studies and STS to energy to improve the conceptualization of energy justice and diagnose energy injustice. The framework interweaves considerations of procedural justice, social justice, distributive justice, intergenerational equity, and ecological justice. It could aid both scholars and practitioners in imagining and designing just energy systems. The theoretical framework was tested based upon a multi-scalar empirical study of a vision for a regionally integrated Mediterranean electricity grid with 90% renewable energy generating capacity. The methodology included 65 interviews conducted with policymakers, energy company representatives, and researchers in Morocco and European Union countries, plus a data set of 100 interviews and six focus groups conducted in collaboration with Germanwatch with citizens living at the margins in villages adjacent to Morocco’s first solar energy zone. This empirical work identified several considerations that need to be accounted for in the framework to understand the justice implications of two trends in the electricity sector—the scale-up of renewable energy and the transnationalization of electrical power systems. These include: dilemmas of energy sovereignty in a globalized world, the tenents of global energy security, and developing theories of energy justice sufficient to the challenge of evaluating injustices in multi-scalar, complex systems.

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“A Frame-work for                   International Energy Justice”