Societies seeking sustainability are transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources to mitigate dangerous climate change. Energy transitions involve ethically controversial decisions that affect current and future generations’ well-being. As energy systems in the United States transition towards renewable energy, American Indian reservations with abundant energy sources are some of the most significantly impacted communities. Strikingly, energy ethicists have not yet developed a systematic approach for prescribing ethical action within the context of energy decisions.
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- Dakota Access Pipeline
- energy ethics
- Energy transition
- Renewable energy sources--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
- Renewable energy sources
- Renewable natural resources--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
- Renewable natural resources
- Indians of North America--Social conditions.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2019Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-181)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Sustainability