Justice and Security in Energy Transitions

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This research area targets one of the most complex and important issues of modern day-- the ongoing global energy transition. The overarching objective of the research area is to develop a diverse and transdisciplinary portfolio of research and educational projects that would approach the decarbonization of production, conversion, transportation, and use of energy through the lens of energy justice and energy services security. The area researchers will build on the work of the Keweenaw Energy Transition Lab and will closely collaborate with the Natural Resources Water, Energy Tech Forward initiative. 

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Co-Research Leads

Our co-leads for this research area are Dr. Roman Sidortsov and Dr. Mark Rouleau

  • Associate Professor, Energy Policy

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy Security and Justice
  • Risk Governance of the Energy Sector
  • Arctic Energy Development
  • Russian Energy Policy
  • U.S. Energy Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Comparative and International Energy Law
  • U.S. Energy Law
  • U.S. Environmental Law
  • Russian Energy and Environmental Law
  • Energy Geopolitics
  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences
  • Graduate Director, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Social simulation (agent-based modeling)
  • Policy analysis
  • International relations
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Norm evolution and social influence
  • STEM education evaluation
  • Research design and methods