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Embodied Energy Injustices – new concept highlighting harms of fossil fuel extraction

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

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Stephens on the need for social science in the renewable energy transition February 2016

A recent piece on the need for social science in the renewable energy transition – February 2016

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Energy Transitions & Sustainable Consumption Workshop Luxembourg June 2015

In June 2015, UVM researchers organized and participated in an innovative workshop focused on Energy Transition & Sustainable Consumption that took place in Luxembourg. The Workshop Report provides an overview of the conversations and outcomes of this workshop. The workshop … Continue reading

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UVM hosts energy conference on “Power from the North”

UVM professors, David Massell, Richard Watts, and Jennie Stephens organize and host important international energy conference on the complex relationships associated with Quebec hydropower in Vermont and New England. Learn more about the March 23, 2015 “Power from the North” … Continue reading

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Book “Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles” published by Cambridge University Press, February 2015

“Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles” by Jennie C. Stephens, Elizabeth J. Wilson, and Tarla Rai Peterson now available published by Cambridge University Press February 2015. This books explores electricity system change and how to promote renewable energy, integrate citizen … Continue reading

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Stephens selected as 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jennie Stephens was selected to be a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow. More details at the Rubenstein School website on the Leopold Leadership Fellowship.

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New publication in WIREs Climate Change: Opinion piece on CCS investments

A new publication in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (WIREs Climate Change) calls for an end to government investment in CCS and a reduction in investments in fossil-fuel perpetuating technologies. Stephens Jennie C. 2013. Time to stop investing in carbon … Continue reading

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