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GEO: Geography and Environment

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the Royal Geographical Society’s relaunched ‘GEO: Geography and Environment’ journal. Three of our executive committee members, Catherine Butler, Peter Forman, and Ankit Kumar, are the theme editors for a new section of the journal, entitled ‘Geographies of Energy Futures’. We are now inviting publication submissions for review (for submission details, please visit the journal website).


We want to be the home for cutting-edge geographical research on energy issues. Contributors can come from any discipline but must reflect on the importance of geography and key geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale. We are open to submissions on all areas of energy scholarship but especially encourage articles that engage with pressing contemporary energy challenges. We are keen to support accounts that explore the intersections between energy geographies and other disciplines and subdisciplines, that bring different voices into energy debates, and which showcase novel methods, data, and formats.


As an exclusively digital journal, we are open to a wide range of formats and data types. If you have queries about the kinds of data we can accommodate, please contact us via the details below.


Journal articles should take two forms: open articles (articles that pertain to energy geographies, but which do not align with one of our collection themes), and collection articles (articles that align with a specific theme for which we have requested contributions). Collections are open-ended libraries curated around specific themes, and which can be added to iteratively over time. We hope to use these collections to direct research agendas and stimulate ongoing dialogues.

Geographies of Energy Futures: Research Themes

We are currently inviting contributions for the following collection themes:

1) Energy knowledges (e.g. technical, policy, embodied): their formation, transformation and control. How are diverse knowledges and imaginaries constructed, mobilised, and fought over in the development of energy futures? What anticipatory practices exist for imagining alternative futures and what does this mean for our ability to address socio-ecological crises? How can knowledge of past transformations be mobilised in realising more sustainable places and societies?

2) Marginality, solidarity and justice in energy transitions: how are the material and socio-political transformations of energy systems reinscribing and/or transforming patterns of exclusion and marginality? How are (post)colonial relations written into the discursive and material politics of sustainable energy transitions? What new forms of agency and solidarity are emerging to deliver energy transitions? What challenges do they face? 

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