Author Archives: jenniecstephens
This new paper introduces the concept of “embodied energy injustices” which politicizes the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extractivism and fossil fuel supply chains. Published in Energy Research and Social Science, this concept highlights the fact that connecting local energy … Continue reading
Commentary on the importance of prioritizing renewable energy investments for Puerto Rico. Published in Science with co-authors Arturo Massol-Deyá and Jorge L. Colón. “At this juncture, when the opportunity to build a sustainable and resilient electrical system presents itself, moving away … Continue reading
New publication exploring energy innovation in Vermont through the lens of “energy democracy”. This collaborative piece reviews the unique innovative environment for energy system change and energy democracy in the state of Vermont. This review of social innovations in Vermont … Continue reading
Utilities are not doing enough to innovative for future grid resilience. This piece published in the WSJ engages in a debate about societal expectations of utilities and the transition to a more renewable energy system
Energy democracy is a growing social movement. This paper reviews energy democracy goals and policy instruments.. Co-authored with Matthew Burke from McGill University.
Just published in “Utilities Policy” this research analyzes how electric utility representatives in 7 different states frame customer engagement opportunities and renewable energy integration.
New publication co-authored by Professor Jennie Stephens and graduate students at the University of Vermont explores how universities are responding to the fossil fuel divestment movement.