A political ecology of EU energy infrastructure: The Shannon LNG Terminal in Ireland

By Patrick Bresnihan* Insights from the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Ireland illustrate how energy provision is always embedded in wider networks, which connect geographies, finance, state and private interests. Opposition must not just focus on the point of extraction, but on the wider political and economic relationships that enable certain forms … Continue reading A political ecology of EU energy infrastructure: The Shannon LNG Terminal in Ireland

The Bio-Financialization of Irish Water: New Advances in the Neoliberalization of Vital Services

By Patrick Bresnihan * Patrick Bresnihan discusses the emerging neoliberal trend of financialization of basic infrastructure and its implications for scholars and activists, in the context of significant ongoing changes in the organization of water services in Ireland. In their recent article, “Banking Spatially on the Future: Capital Switching, Infrastructure, and the Ecological Fix” (2015), Noel … Continue reading The Bio-Financialization of Irish Water: New Advances in the Neoliberalization of Vital Services