Geographies of Sustainability, Society, Inequalities and Possibilities Group (GOSSIP) Presentation title: Carbon Capital

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Title: Carbon Capital

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with energy financiers in Houston, Texas, I explore how experts use a lexicon of models and metrics to conceptualize and construct allegories about future hydrocarbon projects and companies. I show that allegorical narratives built with this lexicon advance a kind of energy ethics – distinguishing what is good and advocating for particular hydrocarbon futures. As the energy industry pivots toward renewables, I conclude that these metrics, models and allegories are coming to bear on new forms of extraction.
Period19 Jan 2022
Held atSchool of Geography & Sustainable Development
Degree of RecognitionLocal