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Tim Mitchell in Electric Politics

Molly Osberg11 October 2012

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This week on Electric Politics, Tim Mitchell asks what happens when we run out of cheap carbon fuel. In an exhaustive and in-depth podcast, the author of Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, looks at the history of fuel and how energy sources have shaped political power through history: 

Coal, because strikes could cut off its supply, made modern social democracy possible. Oil, because its supply has been pretty much guaranteed, compromised democratic gains. 

Visit Electric Politics to download the podcast in full.