- New piece on Energy Democracy: Redistributing power to the people through renewables
- Embodied Energy Injustices – new concept highlighting harms of fossil fuel extraction
- Renewable Energy For Puerto Rico – Published in Science
- Energy innovation in Vermont – new publication
- Wall Street Journal piece on grid innovation, storm-proofing & renewables
Category Archives: Publications
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 … 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
Gender in Energy – New article by Stephens & Rebecca Pearl-Martinez highlights benefits of more women in energy
This new article argues for more attention to and investment in diversifying the energy workforce. Multiple societal benefits of more women in energy are explored. PDF of article available Pearl-Martinez, R. and J. Stephens (2016). “Toward a Gender Diverse Workforce … Continue reading
A recent piece on the need for social science in the renewable energy transition – February 2016
Professor Stephens, in collaboration with Tarla Rai Peterson and Elizabeth Wilson, has published an important new review article the summarizes research on “Public perception of and engagement with emerging low-carbon energy technologies” in the journal MRS Energy and Sustainability.