Abstract—Energy resources are critical to the development
of mankind. Different forms of energy governance can promote
innovative environmental subjectivities, but eventually become
the stage of constructed rationalities that legitimate the
predatory use of natural resources. Thus, the concept of
environmentality is used as a theoretical frame to analyze how
discourses are used to legitimate the pace, use, and forms of
energy production. Primary data were collected in two energy
landscapes: Gaucho Biodiesel Pole in Brazil, and Eagle Ford
Shale in the United States. Despite distinctive materiality and
different governance structures the results pointed to a common
timely environmentalism, based on an empty rhetoric.
Index Terms—Energy landscapes, governance, environmentality, biodiesel, shale.
The authors are with Universidade de Brasília, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Brasília, Brazil (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Arnoldo Lima and Fabiano Toni, "Energy Landscapes and Environmentality: Boundaries between Discourses and Practices in Energy Governance," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 673-677, 2017.