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Energy Geography: Energy Justice

About Energy Justice

What is energy justice?  Energy justice is all about fairness and equity in energy systems. Research and social movement work on energy (in)justice identifies and tries to counteract unfair distribution of the benefits and costs of energy systems and services.  It tries to involve all social groups, especially the disadvantaged, in energy decision-making processes. Achieving energy justice means addressing the driving forces of social and spatial inequality. (For more on the definition of energy justice, see Bouzarovski, Stefan, and Neil Simcock. 2017. “Spatializing Energy Justice.” Energy Policy 107: 640–48 (, and The Energy Justic Workbook (

Energy Justice Resources

This page includes links to recent acquisitions on energy justice, selected books and media in the library collection, and a few of the Minnesota organizations working on energy justice.

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Selected Video on Energy Justice

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Stream AWAKE from the free Vimeo link below or stream it with your Gustavus account

Harlan County U.S.A
Audio Visual HD5325 .M6152 1973

How Green Is My Valley
Audio Visual JZ1318 .L54 2005 v.16

Using DVDs in the Library

  • DVDs are located in the Audiovisual collection on the lower level of the library, shelved by call number
  • The DVD loan period for students is 7 days (shorter if the DVD is on Course Reserves)
  • Two preview rooms are available for student use on the lower level of the Library
  • Portable DVD drives are available for check-out at the Information Desk (main level)

Recent Acquisitions on Energy Justice

Selected Books on Energy Justice

Tip: Visit the Finding Books in the Library guide.

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Minnesota Organizations

Below are links to organizations in Minnesota working on energy justice issues. This list highlights a few of the organizations and is not exhaustive.

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