Energy at the End of the World

Book coming soon…

Energy at the End of the World: an Orkney Islands Saga tells the story of how these islands are making their own energy future, from marine energy to hydrogen fuel, at what some see as the edge of the world.

“Mixing storytelling and ethnography, empiricism and lyricism, Watts tells an Orkney energy saga—an account of how the islands are creating their own low-carbon future, in the face of the seemingly impossible. The Orkney Islands, Watts shows, are playing a long game, making energy futures for another six thousand years.”

This book has been a decade in the making, and is an ongoing collaboration with friends and colleagues in Orkney, without whom this book would not be possible. Author royalties will be donated to THAW Orkney, the charity working to assist fuel poor households in the islands.

Due to be published December 2018.
Available for pre-order.

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Book details and pre-ordering (MIT Press)