Energy innovation in Vermont – new publication

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 highlights challenges and opportunities of operationalizing energy democracy and emphasizes the importance of local community and public ownership to distribute the economic and political power associated with renewable energy.

Co-authored with Mathew Burke, Brock Gibian, Elie Jordi and Richard Watts

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Wall Street Journal piece on grid innovation, storm-proofing & renewables

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

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New Publication on Energy Democracy

Energy democracy is a growing social movement. This paper reviews energy democracy goals and policy instruments..  Co-authored with Matthew Burke from McGill University.

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New publication on diversity in how electric utilities frame customer engagement & renewables

Just published in “Utilities Policy” this research analyzes how electric utility representatives in 7 different states frame customer engagement opportunities and renewable energy integration.

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Divestment – new publication

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.

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Northeastern News article on Professor Jennie Stephens

Read News @ Northeastern article on Jennie Stephens here.

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Stephens presented at the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities @MIT

Professor Stephens presented at the 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U) which takes place September 14-16 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.  Her presentation “Divestment and Investment: Strategic Financial Decisions in Higher Education to Promote Societal Change Toward Sustainability” reports on research with Elizabeth Palchak and Bonnie Reese at the University of Vermont.


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