Untangling Renewable Energy from Extractivist Development

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

“Washing the copper ore” by Fairphone is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs' Dignity and Development blog series published an entry from CPN's Caesar A. Montevecchio on June 16. In "Untangling Renewable Energy from Extractivist Development," Montevecchio reflects on the challenges posed by the reality that the transition to renewable energy requires mining that is frequently implicated in environmental destruction, human rights violations, and social and economic inquities connected to extractivist models of development.