Articles | Volume 78, issue 4
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04 Oct 2023
Standard article |  | 04 Oct 2023

Infrastructuring environmental (in)justice: green hydrogen, Indigenous sovereignty and the political geographies of energy technologies

Benno Fladvad

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This article develops a conceptual approach for energy-related environmental justice research. This infrastructural lens is exemplarily applied to the issue of green hydrogen, drawing on brief insights from Colombia and Canada. It shows that hydrogen infrastructures can be sources of injustice but also vehicles for decolonization and Indigenous sovereignty. The conceptual research was conducted as part of a fellowship at the Research Institute for Sustainability, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam.