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
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.