Energy as Enclosure

by Larry Lohmann

first published 30 November 2013

Energy politics is all about labour politics. But it is also about struggles over commons, since the emergence of energy itself was a form of enclosure of commons.

What are the implications for activist strategy? asks a Corner House presentation delivered at a 2013 Skype seminar on "Energy-Informations Moving away from Peak Knowledge" held at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne on 30 November 2013. The powerpoint is available from The Corner House upon request.

For more discussion, see The Corner House report, Energy, Work and Finance as well as a more recent paper on energy, thermodynamics, and inequalities at and additional papers at and