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Professor Benjamin Sovacool

Last modified: November 16, 2023
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Professor of Energy Policy
Sussex University


The sector(s) I work in: Academic








About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

Sussex University

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I work as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy justice, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. More specifically, my research focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, the ethics and morality of energy decisions, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

Carbon dioxide removal
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Climate policy
Electric vehicles
Energy and political economy
Energy justice
Energy policy
Energy security
Energy studies
Environmental law
Environmental sustainability

Industrial decarbonization
Net-zero and negative emissions
Nuclear power
Public policy
Renewable energy
Research and innovation
Science policy
Science & technology studies
Solar geoengineering and radiation management
Sustainability transitions
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G)


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