Co-authored with Kevin Surprise, this piece published in Global Sustainability, highlights the social justice and political impacts of advancing solar geoengineering research. We point out that this research perpetuates a troubling concentration of power.
Stephens, JC, & Surprise, K. (2020). The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research. Global Sustainability, 3, E2. doi:10.1017/sus.2019.28
Published in the Gender Policy Report, this piece explains why diversity of perspectives is essential for advancing transformation on climate and energy.
Watch Jennie Stephens’ keynote presentation linking feminism & renewable transformation at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference, June 2019
Cover story of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development on Energy Democracy
Stephens, J. (2019). “Energy Democracy: Redistributing Power to the People Through Renewable Transformation.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 61(2): 4-13.
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 struggles with distant transboundary impacts can generate powerful resistance movements. We also point out that individual actions can help, but collective action is more urgent. Co-authored with Noel Healy and Stephanie Malin.
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 from dependency on imported fossil fuels should be the guiding vision.”