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Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin Sovacool
Summer Faculty

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2006;
MA, Wayne State University, 2003;
BA, John Carroll University, 2001

Phone: 802-831-1053
Email: sovacool@vt.edu

Publications

 

For electronic copies of any of these studies, please contact Dr. Sovacool at BenjaminSo@hih.au.dk


Avian Mortality

Sovacool, BK. "Contextualizing Avian Mortality: A Preliminary Appraisal of Bird and Bat Fatalities from Wind, Fossil-Fuel, and Nuclear Electricity," Energy Policy 37(6) (June, 2009), pp. 2241-2248. 

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool. "The Hidden Factors That Make Wind Energy Cheaper than Natural Gas in the United States," Electricity Journal 24(9) (November, 2011), pp. 84-95. 

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool. Health, Wildlife and Climate Benefits of the 580 MW Altamont Wind Farm, Altamont Pass, California (Tracy, CA: Report Prepared for Altamont Winds Incorporated, August, 2011), 135pp.

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool. Health, Wildlife and Climate Benefits of the 22 MW Sawtooth Wind Farm, Elmore County, Idaho (Boise, ID: Report Prepared for Idaho Winds Incorporated, August, 2011), 125pp.

Sovacool, BK. "The Avian and Wildlife Costs of Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power," Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 9(4) (December, 2012), pp. 255-278. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Avian Benefits of Wind Energy: A 2009 Update," Renewable Energy 49 (January, 2013), pp. 19-24.

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool.  "Quantifying the Health and Environmental Benefits of Wind Power to Natural Gas," Energy Policy 53 (February, 2013), pp. 429-441. 


Carbon Credits

Sovacool, BK. "Building Umbrellas or Arks?  Three Alternatives to Carbon Credits and Offsets," Electricity Journal 23(2) (March, 2010), pp. 29-40. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Policy Challenges of Tradable Credits: A Critical Review of Eight Markets," Energy Policy 39(2) (February, 2011), pp. 575-585.

Sovacool, BK.  "Four Problems with Global Carbon Markets: A Critical Review," Energy & Environment 22(6) (August, 2011), pp. 681-694. 


Climate Change Adaptation

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown. "Twelve Metropolitan Carbon Footprints: A Preliminary Global Comparative Assessment," Energy Policy 38(9) (September, 2010), pp. 4856-4869.

Meenawat, H and BK Sovacool. "Improving Adaptive Capacity and Resilience in Bhutan," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 16(5) (June, 2011), pp. 515-533. 

Sovacool, BK. "Conceptualizing Hard and Soft Paths for Climate Change Adaptation," Climate Policy 11(4) (July, 2011), pp. 1177-1183.

D'Agostino, A and BK Sovacool. "Sewing Climate-Resilient Seeds: Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices in Rural Cambodia," Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change 16(6) (August, 2011), pp. 699-720. 

Rawlani, A and BK Sovacool. "Building Responsiveness to Climate Change through Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 16(8) (December, 2011), pp. 845-863. 

Meenawat, H and BK Sovacool. "Adapting to Climate Change in Laos: Challenges and Opportunities," TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment 10(4) (December, 2011), pp. 497-504. 

Sovacool, BK, AL D'Agostino, H Meenawat, A Rawlani. "Expert Views of Climate Change Adaptation in Least Developed Asia," Journal of Environmental Management 97(30) (April, 2012), pp. 78-88. 

Sovacool, BK. "Expert Views of Climate Change Adaptation in the Maldives," Climatic Change 114(2) (July, 2012), pp. 295-300. 

Sovacool, BK, A D'Agostino, A Rawlani, and H Meenawat. "Improving Climate Change Adaptation in Least Developed Asia," Environmental Science & Policy 21(8) (August, 2012), pp. 112-125

Sovacool, BK. "Perceptions of Climate Change Risks and Resilient Island Planning in the Maldives," Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change 17(7) (September, 2012), pp. 731-752.

Richmond, N and BK Sovacool. "Bolstering Resilience in the Coconut Kingdom: Improving Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Vanuatu," Energy Policy 50 (November, 2012), pp. 843-848.

Mukherjee, I and BK Sovacool. "Sustainability Principles of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Energy Policy: An Opportunity for Greater Future Synergies," Renewable Energy 48(12) (December, 2012), pp. 173-182.

Meenawat, H and BK Sovacool. "Bhutan: Modeling and Adaptation in the Eastern Himalayas," In Armando Lamadrid and Ilan Kelman (Eds.) Climate Change Modeling for Local Adaptation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (London: Emerald Publishing, 2012), pp. 141-158.

Gippner, O, S Dhakal, and BK Sovacool. “Microhydro Electrification and Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal: Socioeconomic Lessons from the Rural Energy Development Program (REDP),” Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change 18(4) (April, 2013), pp. 407-427.

Sovacool, BK. “Intragenerational Equity and Climate Change Adaptation,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 164-193.

Sovacool, BK. “Adaptation: The Complexity of Climate Justice,” Nature Climate Change 3 (October, 2013), pp. 959-960.


Critical Stakeholder Analysis

Sovacool, BK. "A Critical Stakeholder Analysis of the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAGP) Network," Land Use Policy 27(3) (July, 2010), pp. 788-797

Ng, MMS and BK Sovacool.  "Of Fast Lanes, Flora, and Foreign Workers: Managing Land Use Conflicts in Singapore," Land Use Policy 30(1) (January, 2013), pp. 167-176


Discourse Analysis

Sovacool, BK. “Constructing a Rogue State: American Post-Cold War Security Discourse and North Korean Drug Trafficking,” New Political Science 27(4) (December, 2005), pp. 499-520.

Sovacool, BK and S Halfon. “Reconstructing Iraq: Merging Discourses of Security and Development,” Review of International Studies 33(2) (April, 2007), pp. 223-243

Rafey, W and BK Sovacool. “Competing Discourses of Energy Development: The Implications of the Medupi Coal-Fired Power Plant in South Africa.” Global Environmental Change 21(3) (August, 2011), pp. 1141-1151.


Distributed Generation

Hirsh, RF and BK Sovacool. "Technological Systems and Momentum Change: American Electric Utilities, Restructuring, and Distributed Generation," Journal of Technology Studies 32(2) (Spring, 2006), pp. 72-85.

Sovacool, BK and RF Hirsh. "Energy Myths Six-The Barriers to New and Innovative Technologies are Primarily Technical: The Case of Distributed Generation (DG)," in B. K. Sovacool and M.A. Brown (Eds.) Energy and American Society-Thirteen Myths (New York: Springer, 2007), pp. 145-169.

Sovacool, BK. "Distributed Generation in the US-Three Lessons," Cogeneration and Onsite Power Production 9(1) (January/February 2008), pp. 69-72.

Sovacool, BK. "Distributed Generation (DG) and the American Electric Utility System: What is Stopping It?" Journal of Energy Resources Technology 130(1) (March, 2008), pp. 16-25. 

Sovacool, BK. "Cogeneration and Trigeneration in the Tropics: Singapore Success," Cogeneration and Onsite Power Production 10(1) (January/February, 2009), pp. 29-35. 

Hirsh, RF, BK Sovacool and R Badinelli. "Distributed Generation and Momentum Change in the American Electric Utility System: A Social-Science Systems Approach," in L. Mili and J. Momoh (Eds.) Operation and Control of Electric Energy Processing Systems (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010), pp. 157-175.

Sovacool, BK, S Clarke, K Johnson, M Crafton, J Eidsness, and D Zoppo. "The Energy-Enterprise-Gender Nexus: Lessons from the Multifunctional Platform (MFP) in Mali," Renewable Energy 50(2) (February, 2013), pp. 115-125.


Electric Vehicles and Transport

Sovacool, BK. "Solving the Oil Independence Problem: Is it Possible?" Energy Policy 35(11) (November, 2007), pp. 5505-5514. 

Sovacool, BK and RF Hirsh. "Beyond Batteries: An Examination of the Benefits and Barriers to Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Transition," Energy Policy 37(3) (March, 2009), pp. 1095-1103. 

Sovacool, BK. "Early Modes of Transport in the United States: Lessons for Modern Energy Policymakers," Policy & Society 27(4) (March, 2009), pp. 411-427. 

Sovacool, BK. "A Transition to Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Why Public Health Professionals Must Care," Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64(3) (March, 2010), pp. 185-187. 

Sovacool, BK. "Oil Independence is Possible," in Peggy Daniels Becker (Ed.) Alternative Energy (New York: Greenhaven Press, 2010), pp. 16-20.

Sovacool, BK. "Energy Security and Mitigating Climate Change: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Alternatives to Oil in Asia," In Amy Lugg and Mark Hong (Eds.) Energy Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region (Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, 2010), pp. 203-216.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Brazil's Proalcohol Program and Promotion of Flex-Fuel Vehicles," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 260-274.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Singapore's Urban Transport Policy, 1971-2009," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 274-284.


Energy Access and Development

Sovacool, BK. "Using Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Systems to Empower Developing Countries," The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability 2(3) (October, 2006), pp. 77-86. 

Khuong, MV and BK Sovacool. "Developing Asia and the Electricity Sector: Dynamics, Trends, and Policy Implications," East Asian Policy 2(3) (July/September, 2010), pp. 81-95. 

Bambawale, MJ, AL D'Agostino, and BK Sovacool. Lighting Laos: The Governance Implications of the Laos Rural Electrification Program (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #01, December, 2010), 20 pp.

Sovacool, BK, AL D'Agostino, and MJ Bambawale. Gers Just Want to Have Fun: Evaluating the Renewable Energy and Rural Electricity Access Project (REAP) in Mongolia (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #02, January, 2011).

Sovacool, BK and LC Bulan. Settling the SCORE: The Implications of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) in Malaysia (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #04, March, 2011), 30 pp.

Sovacool, BK, AL D'Agostino, and MJ Bambawale. "The Socio-Technical Barriers to Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Papua New Guinea: 'Choosing Pigs, Prostitutes, and Poker Chips over Panels,'" Energy Policy 39(3) (March, 2011), pp. 1532-1542. 

Sovacool, BK, AL D'Agostino, MJ Bambawale. "Gers Gone Wired: Lessons from the Renewable Energy and Rural Electricity Access Project (REAP) in Mongolia," Energy for Sustainable Development 15(1) (March, 2011), pp. 32-40. 

Sovacool, BK. "Conceptualizing Urban Household Energy Use: Climbing the 'Energy Services Ladder,'" Energy Policy 39(3) (March, 2011), pp. 1659-1668.

Bambawale, MJ, AL D'Agostino, and BK Sovacool. "Realizing Rural Electrification in Southeast Asia: Lessons from Laos," Energy for Sustainable Development 15(1) (March, 2011), pp. 41-48. 

Sovacool, BK and AL D'Agostino. What Went Wrong?  Examining the Teacher's Solar Lighting Project in Papua New Guinea (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #05, April, 2011), 21 pp.

Sovacool, BK and AL D'Agostino. Summoning the Sun: Evaluating China's Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP) (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #06, May, 2011), 25 pp.

Sovacool, BK, S Dhakal, O Gippner, and MJ Bambawale. "Halting Hydro: A Review of the Socio-Technical Barriers to Hydroelectric Power Plants in Nepal," Energy 36(5) (May, 2011), pp. 3468-3476.

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady. "Summoning Earth and Fire: The Energy Development Implications of Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh," Energy 36(7) (July, 2011), pp. 4445-4459. 

Sovacool, BK, S Dhakal, O Gippner, and M Bambawale. Rural Energy Development on the "Roof of the World:" Lessons from Microhydro Electrification in Nepal (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #07, July, 2011), 36pp.

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady. The Radiance of Soura Shakti: Installing Two Million Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #08, August, 2011), 32pp.

Rafey, W and BK Sovacool. "Competing Discourses of Energy Development: The Implications of the Medupi Coal-Fired Power Plant in South Africa." Global Environmental Change 21(3) (August, 2011), pp. 1141-1151. 

Sovacool, BK. "Security of Energy Services and Uses within Urban Households," Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3(4) (September, 2011), pp. 218-224.

Sovacool, BK and SV Valentine. "Bending Bamboo: Restructuring Rural Electrification Strategy in Sarawak, Malaysia," Energy for Sustainable Development 15(3) (September, 2011), pp. 240-253. 

Sovacool, BK, MJ Bambawale, O Gippner, and S Dhakal. "Electrification in the Mountain Kingdom: The Implications of the Nepal Power Development Project (NPDP)," Energy for Sustainable Development 15(3) (September, 2011), pp. 254-265. 

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady. Untapped Potential: The Difficulties of the Small Renewable Energy Power (SREP) Program in Malaysia (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #09, September, 2011), 36pp. 

Drupady, IM and BK Sovacool. Harvesting the Elements: The Achievements of Sri Lanka's Energy Services Delivery Project (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #10, October, 2011), 38pp. 

Sovacool, Benjamin K. Developing Public-Private Renewable Energy Partnerships to Expand Energy Access (South Royalton, VT: Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School, Report for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2011).

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady.  "Examining the Small Renewable Energy Power (SREP) Program in Malaysia," Energy Policy 39(11) (November, 2011), pp. 7244-7256. 

D'Agostino, A, BK Sovacool, and MJ Bambawale. "And Then What Happened?: A Retrospective Appraisal of China's Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP)." Renewable Energy 36(11) (November, 2011), pp. 3154-3165. 

Drupady, IM, M Stavenhagen, and BK Sovacool. Commercializing Solar Energy: Lessons from the Indonesia Solar Energy Home Systems Project (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #11, December, 2011), 36pp. 

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Bangladesh's Grameen Shakti, 1996-2009" In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 284-292.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "China's National Improved Stove Program, 1983-1998," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 292-301.

Palit, D, BK Sovacool, C Cooper, D Zoppo, J Eidsness, M Crafton, K Johnson, and S Clarke. Towards Household Energy Security: The Village Energy Security Program in India (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #12, December, 2011), 28pp. 

Bazilian, M, P Nussbaumer, CE Singer, A Brew-Hammond, V Modi, BK Sovacool, V Ramana, and PK Aqrawi. "Improving Access to Modern Energy Services: Insights from Case Studies," Electricity Journal 25(1) (January, 2012), pp. 93-114. 

Sovacool, BK, C Cooper, M Bazilian, K Johnson, D Zoppo, S Clarke, J Eidsness, M Crafton, T Velumail, and HA Raza. "What Moves and Works: Broadening the Consideration of Energy Poverty," Energy Policy 42 (March, 2012), pp. 715-719. 

Sovacool, BK. Review of Rural Energy Access and Environmental Conservation Challenges and Approaches in Myanmar (Yangon: United Nations Development Program-Myanmar, March, 2012), 69pp.

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady.  Energy Access, Poverty, and Development: The Governance of Small-Scale Renewable Energy in Developing Asia (New York: Ashgate, 2012).

Chaurey, A, Krithika PR, Palit D, Rakesh S, and BK Sovacool. "New Partnerships and Business Models for Facilitating Energy Access," Energy Policy 47(1) (June, 2012), pp. 48-55. 

Sovacool, BK. "Off-Grid Solar Electrification for Rural Development: The Implications of the
Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP) in China," International Journal on Regulation and Governance 12(1) (June, 2012), pp. 21-49.

D'Agostino, A and BK Sovacool. "Unsold Solar: A Post-Mortem of Papua New Guinea's Teachers Solar Lighting Project," Journal of Energy & Development 36 (1/2) (Summer, 2012), pp. 1-21. 

Sovacool, BK. "Environmental Conservation Problems and Possible Solutions in Myanmar," Contemporary Southeast Asia 34(2) (August, 2012), pp. 217-248. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Political Economy of Energy Poverty: A Review of Key Challenges," Energy for Sustainable Development 16(3) (September, 2012), pp. 272-282. 

Sovacool, BK and MH Dworkin. "Overcoming the Global Injustices of Energy Poverty," Environment 54(5) (September, 2012), pp. 14-28.

Sovacool, BK and AL D'Agostino. "A Comparative Analysis of Solar Home System Programmes in China, Laos, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea," Progress in Development Studies 12(4) (October, 2012), pp. 315-335. 

Sovacool, BK. "Deploying Off-Grid Technology to Eradicate Energy Poverty," Science 338 (October 5, 2012), pp. 47-48.
Summary available at: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/338/6103/47?ijkey=b5hq4QkUgFqBo&keytype=ref&siteid=sci
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Sovacool, BK. "Design Principles for Renewable Energy Programs in Developing Countries," Energy & Environmental Science 5(11) (November, 2011), pp. 9157-9162.

Mukherjee, I and BK Sovacool. "Sustainability Principles of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Energy Policy: An Opportunity for Greater Future Synergies," Renewable Energy 48(12) (December, 2012), pp. 173-182. 

Sovacool, BK, S Clarke, K Johnson, M Crafton, J Eidsness, and D Zoppo. "The Energy-Enterprise-Gender Nexus: Lessons from the Multifunctional Platform (MFP) in Mali," Renewable Energy 50(2) (February, 2013), pp. 115-125. 

Bazilian, M, I Onyeji, PK Aqrawi, BK Sovacool, E Ofori, DM Kammen, and T Van de Graaf. “Oil, Energy Poverty and Resource Dependence in West Africa,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 31(1) (February, 2013), pp. 33-53.

Sovacool, BK. "Policy Lessons from Ten Renewable Energy Access Programs in Developing Asia," The Journal of Energy & Development 37(1) (Spring, 2013), pp. 1-44.

Sovacool, BK. “Expanding Renewable Energy Access with Pro-Poor Public Private Partnerships in the Developing World,” Energy Strategy Reviews 1(3) (March, 2013), pp. 181-192.

Gippner, O, S Dhakal, and BK Sovacool. “Microhydro Electrification and Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal: Socioeconomic Lessons from the Rural Energy Development Program (REDP),” Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change 18(4) (April, 2013), pp. 407-427.

Sovacool, BK. “Energy Poverty and Development in Papua New Guinea: Learning from the Teacher's Solar Lighting Project,” Forum for Development Studies 40(2) (Summer, 2013), pp. 327-349.

Palit, D, BK Sovacool, C Cooper, D Zoppo, J Eidsness, M Crafton, K Johnson, and S Clarke, “The Trials and Tribulations of the Village Energy Security Programme (VESP) in India,” Energy Policy 57 (June, 2013), pp. 407-417.

Rogers, C, BK Sovacool, and S Clarke. “Sweet Nectar of the Gaia: Lessons from Ethiopia’s ‘Project Gaia,’” Energy for Sustainable Development 17(3) (June, 2013), pp. 245-251.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Accelerating Energy Access for All in Myanmar (Yangon: United Nations Development Programme, Myanmar, May, 2013), 40pp.

Sovacool, BK. “A Qualitative Factor Analysis of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in the Asia-Pacific,” Energy Policy 59 (August, 2013), pp. 393-403.

Sovacool, BK. “Confronting Energy Poverty behind the Bamboo Curtain: A Review of Challenges and Solutions for Myanmar (Burma),” Energy for Sustainable Development 17(4) (August, 2013), pp. 305-314.

Landi, M, BK Sovacool and J Eidsness. “Cooking with Gas: Policy Lessons from Rwanda's National Domestic Biogas Program (NDBP),” Energy for Sustainable Development 17(4) (August, 2013), pp. 347-356.

Adebayo, E, BK Sovacool, and S Imperiale. “It's About Dam Time: Improving Microhydro Electrification in Tanzania,” Energy for Sustainable Development 17(4) (August, 2013), pp. 378-385.

Sovacool, BK. “Intergenerational Equity and Solar Energy in Bangladesh,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 136-163.

Sovacool, BK. “Environmental Issues, Climate Change and Energy Security in Developing Asia,” ADB Economics Working Paper Series (Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2013).

Sovacool, BK. “Energy Access and Energy Security in the Asia Pacific.” ADB Economics Working Paper Series (Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2013).

Asian Development Bank, “Asia’s Energy Challenge: Critical Energy Needs for the Asian Century,” Asian Development Outlook 2013 (Manila: Asian Development Bank), pp. 53-118.

United Nations Development Program. Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in the Asia-Pacific (Bangkok: United Nations Development Program-Asia Pacific Research Center, August, 2013), 112pp.

Sovacool, BK, S Dhakal, O Gippner, and MJ Bambawale, “Peeling the Energy Pickle: Expert Perceptions on Overcoming Nepal’s Electricity Crisis,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (September, 2013), pp. 1-24.

Sovacool, BK. “Expanding Rural Access to Renewable Energy: Lessons from Sri Lanka’s Energy Services Delivery Project (ESDP),” Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development 10 (2) (September, 2013), pp. 79-104.


Energy Attitudes

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. “India’s Energy Security: A Sample of Business, Government, Civil Society, and University Perspectives,” Energy Policy 39(3) (March, 2011), pp. 1254-1264.

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. “China’s Energy Security: The Perspective of Energy Users,” Applied Energy 88(5) (May, 2011), pp. 1949-1956

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. “Sheikhs on Barrels: What Saudi Arabians Think About Energy Security,” Contemporary Arab Affairs 4(2) (April-June, 2011), pp. 208-224.

Sovacool, BK. “Seven Suppositions about Energy Security in the United States,” Journal of Cleaner Production 19(11) (July, 2011), pp. 1147-1157.

Sovacool, BK, SV Valentine, MJ Bambawale, MA Brown, TDF Cardoso, S Nurbek, G Suleimenova, L Jinke, X Yang, A Jain, AF Alhajji, and A Zubiri. “Exploring Propositions about Perceptions of Energy Security: An International Survey,” Environmental Science & Policy 16(1) (January, 2012), pp. 44-64.

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. “Energy Security: Insights From A Ten Country Comparison,” Energy & Environment 23(4) (June, 2012), pp. 559-586.

Sovacool, BK and V Vivoda. “A Comparison of Chinese, Indian, and Japanese Perceptions of Energy Security,” Asian Survey 52(5) (September/October, 2012), pp. 949-969.

Knox-Hayes J, MA Brown, BK Sovacool, and Y Wang. “Understanding Attitudes toward Energy Security: Results of a Cross-National Survey,” Global Environmental Change 23(3) (June, 2013), pp. 609-622


Energy and Fantasy

Sovacool, BK and B Brossmann. “Symbolic Convergence and the Hydrogen Economy,” Energy Policy 38(4) (April, 2010), pp. 1999-2012.

Sovacool, BK and SV Valentine. The National Politics of Nuclear Power: Economics, Security, and Governance (London: Routledge, 2012).

Sovacool, BK and B Brossmann. “Fantastic Futures and Three American Energy Transitions,” Science as Culture 22(2) (June, 2013), pp. 204-212.


Energy and Justice

Sovacool, BK. Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), xxii + 278 pp.

Sovacool, BK. “Adaptation: The Complexity of Climate Justice,” Nature Climate Change 3 (October, 2013), pp. 959-960.


Energy and Social Science

D'Agostino, AL, BK Sovacool, K Trott, CR Ramos, S Saleem, and Y Ong. "What's the State of Energy Studies Research?: A Content Analysis of Three Leading Journals from 1999-2008," Energy 36(1) (January, 2011), pp. 508-519. 

Sovacool, BK, S Saleem, AL D'Agostino, CR Ramos, K Trott, and Y Ong. "What About Social Science and Interdisciplinarity? A 10-year Content Analysis of Energy Policy," in DL Goldblatt et al. (Eds.) Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science (New York: Springer, 2012), pp. 47-71.


Energy and Water

Sovacool, BK. "Running on Empty: The Electricity-Water Nexus and the U.S. Electric Utility Sector," Energy Law Journal 30(1) (April, 2009), pp. 11-51. 

Sovacool, BK and KE Sovacool. "Identifying Future Electricity Water Tradeoffs in the United States," Energy Policy 37(7) (July, 2009), pp. 2763-2773. 

Sovacool, BK and KE Sovacool.  "Preventing National Electricity-Water Crisis Areas in the United States," Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 34(2) (July, 2009), pp. 333-393. 

Sovacool, BK. "Using Ecosystem Valuation to Protect the Atlantic Rainforest: The Case of the Oasis Project," Society & Natural Resources 24(10) (September, 2011), pp. 1-9. 

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "The Oasis Project in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil, 2006-Present," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 301-307.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "The Toxics Release Inventory in the United States, 1988-2007," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 307-316.


Energy Accidents

Sovacool, BK. "The Costs of Failure: A Preliminary Assessment of Major Energy Accidents, 1907 to 2007," Energy Policy 36(5) (May, 2008), pp. 1802-1820.

Sovacool, BK. "The Accidental Century: Prominent Energy Accidents in the Last Hundred Years," Oil & Gas Review 7(2) (Winter, 2009), pp. 132-137.

Cooper, C and BK Sovacool. "Preparing the North American Power Grid for the Perfect Solar Storm," Electricity Journal 24(4) (May, 2011), pp. 47-61.

Sovacool, BK.  "Questioning the Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Power: An Assessment of Nuclear Incidents and Accidents," Gaia 20(2) (June, 2011), pp. 95-103.


Energy Efficiency and Waste

Brown, MA, BK Sovacool and D Arvizu. "Appendix G: Demand Side Measures," Alternatives to the Indian Point Energy Center for Meeting New York Electric Power Needs (Washington, DC: National Academies, June 6, 2006), pp. 283-298.

Sovacool, BK. The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What's Blocking Clean Power in the United States (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008), xvii + 294 pp.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Promoting a Level Playing Field for Energy Options: Electricity Alternatives and the Case of the Indian Point Energy Center," Energy Efficiency 1(1) (February, 2008), pp. 35-48. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Importance of Comprehensiveness in Renewable Electricity and Energy Efficiency Policy," Energy Policy 37(4) (April, 2009), pp. 1529-1541. 

Dianshu F, BK Sovacool, and MV Khuong. "The Barriers to Energy Efficiency in China: Assessing Household Electricity Savings and Consumer Behavior in Liaoning Province," Energy Policy 38(2) (February, 2010), pp. 1202-1209. 

Sovacool, BK. "Exploring the Hypothetical Limits to a Nuclear and Renewable Electricity Future," International Journal of Energy Research 34 (November, 2010), pp. 1183-1194. 

Sovacool, BK and IM Drupady. "Innovation in the Malaysian Waste-to-Energy Sector: Applications with Global Potential," Electricity Journal 24(5) (June, 2011), pp. 29-41. 

Gippner, O, S Dhakal, and BK Sovacool. "Energy-Efficient Municipal Heating: Lessons from Beijing, Kathmandu and Edinburgh," International Journal of Ambient Energy 32(3) (September, 2011), pp. 146-160.

Ong, Ivy Bee Luan and BK Sovacool. "A Comparative Study of Littering and Waste in Singapore and Japan," Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 61(1) (January, 2012), pp. 35-42. 


Energy Governance

Florini, AE and BK Sovacool. "Who Governs Energy?  The Challenges Facing Global Energy Governance," Energy Policy 37(12) (December, 2009), pp. 5239-5248.

Florini, AE and BK Sovacool.  "Bridging the Gaps in Global Energy Governance," Global Governance 17(1) (January-March, 2011), pp. 57-74. 

Sovacool, BK.  "National Energy Governance in the United States." Journal of World Energy Law and Business 4(2) (June, 2011), pp. 97-123. 

Sovacool, BK. "Rising to the Challenge of Sustainability: Three Cases of Climate and Energy Governance," In Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (Ed.) Energy Sustainability and the Environment: Technology, Incentives, Behavior (New York: Elsevier, 2011), pp. 551-570.

Jarvis, DSL and BK Sovacool. "Conceptualizing and Evaluating Best Practices in Electricity and Water Regulatory Governance," Energy 36(7) (July, 2011), pp. 4340-4352. 

Moser, A and BK Sovacool. Public Participation in China's Energy Governance: The Non-Case of Chongqing Green Volunteers Vs. Guodian Yangzonghai Power Company (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Energy Governance Case Study #13, December, 2011), 28pp. 

Goldthau, A and BK Sovacool. "The Uniqueness of the Energy Security, Justice, and Governance Problem," Energy Policy 41 (February, 2012), pp. 232-240. 

Poocharoen, Ora-Orn and BK Sovacool. "Exploring the Challenges of Energy and Resources Network Governance," Energy Policy 42 (March, 2012), pp. 409-418. 

Sovacool, BK and AE Florini.  "Examining the Complications of Climate and Energy Governance," Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 30(3) (August, 2012), pp. 235-263. 

Mukherjee, I and BK Sovacool. "Sustainability Principles of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Energy Policy: An Opportunity for Greater Future Synergies," Renewable Energy 48(12) (December, 2012), pp. 173-182. 

Dworkin, MH, R Sidortsov, and BK Sovacool.  "Rethinking the Scale, Structure & Scope of U.S. Energy Institutions," Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 142(1) (Winter, 2013), pp. 129-145. 

Sovacool, BK. “Energy Policy and Climate Change,” In Robert Falkner (Ed.) The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2013), pp. 446-467.

Sovacool, BK. “Due Process and the World Bank’s Inspection Panel,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 66-89.

Sovacool, BK. “Information and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 90-111.

Sovacool, BK. “Prudence and Sao Tome e Principe’s Oil Revenue Management Law,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 112-135.

Sovacool, BK. “Responsibility and Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 194-217.


Energy Megaprojects

Sovacool, BK. "Energy Policy and Cooperation in Southeast Asia: The History, Challenges, and Implications of the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Network (TAGP)," Energy Policy 37(6) (June, 2009), pp. 2356-2367.

Sovacool, BK. "Reassessing Energy Security and the Trans-ASEAN Natural Gas Pipeline Network in Southeast Asia," Pacific Affairs 82(3) (Fall, 2009), pp. 467-486. 

Sovacool, BK. "A Critical Stakeholder Analysis of the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAGP) Network," Land Use Policy 27(3) (July, 2010), pp. 788-797.

Carroll, TJ and BK Sovacool. "Pipelines, Crisis, and Capital: Understanding the Contested Regionalism of Southeast Asia," Pacific Review 23(5) (December, 2010), pp. 625-647. 

Sovacool, BK. "Exploring the Conditions for Cooperative Energy Governance: A Comparative Study of Two Asian Pipelines," Asian Studies Review 34(4) (December, 2010), pp. 489-511. 

Sovacool, BK. "Cursed by Crude: The Corporatist Resource Curse and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline," Environmental Policy and Governance 21(1) (January/February, 2011), pp. 42-57. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Interpretive Flexibility of Oil and Gas Pipelines: Case Studies from Southeast Asia and the Caspian Sea," Technological Forecasting & Social Change 78(4) (May, 2011), pp. 610-620. 

Sovacool, BK and LC Bulan. "Meeting Targets, Missing People:  The Energy Security Implications of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) in Malaysia," Contemporary Southeast Asia 33(1) (April, 2011), pp. 56-82. 

Sovacool, BK and LC Bulan. "Behind an Ambitious Megaproject in Asia: The History and Implications of the Bakun Hydroelectric Dam in Borneo," Energy Policy 39(9) (September, 2011), pp. 4842-4859. 

Sovacool, BK and LC Bulan. "Energy Security and Hydropower Development in Malaysia: The Drivers and Challenges facing the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)," Renewable Energy 40(1) (April, 2012), pp. 113-129. 

Sovacool, BK. "Reconfiguring Territoriality and Energy Security: Global Production Networks and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline," Journal of Cleaner Production 32(9) (September, 2012), pp. 210-218.

Sovacool, BK and LC Bulan. "They'll Be Dammed: The Sustainability Implications of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) in Malaysia," Sustainability Science 8(1) (January, 2013), pp. 121-133. 

Cooper, CJ and BK Sovacool. "Miracle or Mirage? The Promise and Peril of Desert Energy Part 1," Renewable Energy 50(2) (February, 2013), pp. 628-636.

Cooper, CJ and BK Sovacool. "Miracle or Mirage? The Promise and Peril of Desert Energy Part 2," Renewable Energy 50(2) (February, 2013) 820-825. 

Sovacool, BK and CJ Cooper. The Governance of Energy Megaprojects: Politics, Hubris, and Energy Security (London: Edward Elgar, 2013).


Energy R&D and Innovation

Sovacool, BK. "Replacing Replacing Tedium with Transformation: Why the U.S. Department of Energy Needs to Change the Way it Conducts Long-term R&D," Energy Policy 36(3) (March, 2008), pp. 923-928. 

Sovacool, BK, HH Lindboe and O Odgaard. "Is the Danish Wind Energy Model Replicable for Other Countries?" Electricity Journal 21(2) (March, 2008), pp. 27-38. 

Sovacool, BK. "Innovating the Innovators: The Case for Transformational Energy Research and Development," International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy 6(4) (July/August, 2008), pp. 368-380.

Sovacool, BK. "Placing a Glove on the Invisible Hand: How Intellectual Property Rights May Impede Innovation in Energy Research and Development (R&D)," Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology 18(2) (Fall, 2008), pp. 381-440. 

Sovacool, BK. "Resolving the Impasse in American Energy Policy: The Case for a Transformational R&D Strategy at the U.S. Department of Energy," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 13(2) (February, 2009), pp. 346-361. 

Sovacool, BK and B Brossmann. "Symbolic Convergence and the Hydrogen Economy," Energy Policy 38(4) (April, 2010), pp. 1999-2012.

Sovacool, BK and JL Sawin. "Creating Technological Momentum: Lessons from American and Danish Wind Energy Research," Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 11(2) (Summer/Fall, 2010), pp. 43-57. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Importance of Open and Closed Styles of Energy Research," Social Studies of Science 40(6) (December, 2010), pp. 903-930. 


Energy Security

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Developing an 'Energy Sustainability Index' to Evaluate Energy Policy," Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 32(4) (December, 2007), pp. 335-349.

Sovacool, BK. "Defining, Measuring, and Exploring Energy Security," in B.K. Sovacool (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 1-42.

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown. "Measuring Energy Security Performance in the OECD," in B.K. Sovacool (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 381-395.

Sovacool, BK and TW Lim. "Exploring the Contested and Convergent Nature of Energy Security," in B.K. Sovacool (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 414-427.

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown. "Competing Dimensions of Energy Security: An International Review," Annual Review of Environment and Resources 35 (November, 2010), pp. 77-108.

Sovacool, BK and W Rafey. "Snakes in the Grass: The Energy Security Implications of Medupi," Electricity Journal 24(1) (January/February, 2011), pp. 92-100.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011).

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. "India's Energy Security: A Sample of Business, Government, Civil Society, and University Perspectives," Energy Policy 39(3) (March, 2011), pp. 1254-1264.   

Valentine, SV, BK Sovacool, and M Matsuura. "Empowered? Evaluating Japan's National Energy Strategy Under the DPJ Administration," Energy Policy 39(3) (March, 2011), pp. 1865-1876. 

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. "Sheikhs on Barrels: What Saudi Arabians Think About Energy Security," Contemporary Arab Affairs 4(2) (April-June, 2011), pp. 208-224.  

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. "China's Energy Security: The Perspective of Energy Users," Applied Energy 88(5) (May, 2011), pp. 1949-1956. 

Sovacool, BK. "Seven Suppositions about Energy Security in the United States," Journal of Cleaner Production 19(11) (July, 2011), pp. 1147-1157.

Sovacool, BK and I Mukherjee. "Conceptualizing and Measuring Energy Security: A Synthesized Approach," Energy 36(8) (August, 2011), pp. 5343-5355.

Rafey, W and BK Sovacool. “Competing Discourses of Energy Development: The Implications of the Medupi Coal-Fired Power Plant in South Africa.” Global Environmental Change 21(3) (August, 2011), pp. 1141-1151.

Sovacool, BK, I Mukherjee, IM Drupady, and AL D'Agostino.  "Evaluating Energy Security Performance from 1990 to 2010 for Eighteen Countries," Energy 36(10) (October, 2011), pp. 5846-5853. 

Sovacool, BK. "Evaluating Energy Security in the Asia Pacific: Towards a More Comprehensive Approach," Energy Policy 39(11) (November, 2011), pp. 7472-7479. 

Sovacool, BK and VM Khuong. "Energy Security and Competition in Asia: Challenges and Prospects for China and Southeast Asia," In Darryl S.L. Jarvis and Anthony Welch (Eds.) ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), pp. 210-229.

Sovacool, BK. "A Grounded Comparison of Energy Security in Denmark, Brazil, Bangladesh, and China," In Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel (Ed.) New Security Frontiers: Critical Energy and the Resource Challenge (Surrey: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 67-92.

Sovacool, BK, SV Valentine, MJ Bambawale, MA Brown, TDF Cardoso, S Nurbek, G Suleimenova, L Jinke, X Yang, A Jain, AF Alhajji, and A Zubiri. "Exploring Propositions about Perceptions of Energy Security: An International Survey," Environmental Science & Policy 16(1) (January, 2012), pp. 44-64. 

Bambawale, MJ and BK Sovacool. "Energy Security: Insights From A Ten Country Comparison," Energy & Environment 23(4) (June, 2012), pp. 559-586. 

Sovacool, BK. "Energy Security: Challenges and Needs," Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment 1(1) (July/August, 2012), pp. 51-59. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Methodological Challenges of Creating a Comprehensive Energy Security Index," Energy Policy 48 (September, 2012), pp. 835-840. 

Pasqualetti, MJ and BK Sovacool. "The Importance of Scale to Energy Security," Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 9(3) (September, 2012), pp. 167-180. 

Sovacool, BK and V Vivoda. "A Comparison of Chinese, Indian, and Japanese Perceptions of Energy Security," Asian Survey 52(5) (September/October, 2012), pp. 949-969. 

Cherp, A, A Adenikinju, A Goldthau, F Hernandez, BK Sovacool et al., “Energy and Security,” In TB Johansson, A Patwardhan, N Nakicenovic, and L Gomez-Echeverri (Eds.) Global Energy Assessment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 325-383.

Sovacool, BK. "Assessing Energy Security Performance in the Asia Pacific, 1990 to 2010," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 17 (January, 2013), pp. 228-247.

Sovacool, BK. “An International Assessment of Energy Security Performance,” Ecological Economics 88 (April, 2013), pp. 148-158.

Knox-Hayes J, MA Brown, BK Sovacool, and Y Wang. “Understanding Attitudes toward Energy Security: Results of a Cross-National Survey,” Global Environmental Change 23(3) (June, 2013), pp. 609-622.

Bazilian, M, BK Sovacool and M Miller. “Linking Energy Independence to Energy Security,” International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum (Summer, 2013), pp. 17-21.

Sovacool, BK (Ed.). Energy Security: Six Volume Set (London: Sage, Library of International Security Series, November 2013), lxxviii + 2388pp.


Feed-in Tariffs

Sovacool, BK. "Correcting a Market Failure: Fast Tracking Renewable Energy with the Wondrous Feed-in Tariff," Pacific Ecologist 18 (Winter, 2009), pp. 49-54. 

Mendonça, M, D Jacobs, and BK Sovacool. "Feed-in Tariffs Around the World," in Anil Kane, Stefan Gsanger, and Frank Rehmet (Eds.) Wind Energy International Yearbook 2009/2010 (Bonn, Germany: World Wind Energy Association, 2009), pp. 294-300.

Mendonça, M, D Jacobs, and BK Sovacool.  Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook, (London: Earthscan, 2009), xxxi + 197 pp.

Sovacool, BK. Renewable Electricity for Southeast Asia: Designing the Right Policy Architecture (Singapore: Centre on Asia and Globalisation, October, 2009).

Sovacool, BK. "The Importance of Comprehensiveness in Renewable Electricity and Energy Efficiency Policy," Energy Policy 37(4) (April, 2009), pp. 1529-1541.

Sovacool, BK. "A Comparative Analysis of Renewable Electricity Support Mechanisms for Southeast Asia," Energy 35(4) (April, 2010), pp. 1779-1793. 

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Denmark's Electricity Policy, 1970-2001," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 246-253.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Germany's Feed-in Tariff, 1990-2009," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 253-260.

Jacobs, D and BK Sovacool. "Feed-in Tariffs and Other Support Mechanisms for Solar PV Promotion," In Wilfried van Sark and Larry Kazmerski (Eds.) Comprehensive Renewable Energy (New York: Elsevier, 2012, Volume 1), pp. 73-109. 


Fisheries Management

Sovacool, BK and KE Siman. "Creating Legal Teeth for Toothfish: Using the Market to Protect Fish Stocks in Antarctica," Journal of Environmental Law 20(1) (January, 2008), pp. 15-33. 

Sovacool, BK. "A Game of Cat and Fish: How to Restore the Balance in Sustainable Fisheries Management," Ocean Development & International Law 40(1) (January, 2009), pp. 97-125.

Sovacool, BK and KE Siman.  "Revoking a License to Krill: What the United States Can Do to Save Fish Stocks in Antarctica," Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 14(1) (January, 2011), pp. 1-50.


Fossil Fuels

Sovacool, BK. "Eroding Wilderness: The Ecological, Legal, Political, and Social Consequences to Oil and Natural Gas Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)," Energy & Environment 17(4) (April, 2006), pp. 549-567. 

Sovacool, BK. "Abandoned Treaties, Environmental Damage, Fossil Fuel Dependence: The Coming Costs of Oil and Gas Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," Environment, Development, and Sustainability 9(2) (May, 2007), pp. 187-201.

Sovacool, BK. "Spheres of Argument Concerning Oil Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: A Crisis of Environmental Rhetoric?" Environmental Communication 2(3) (November, 2008), pp. 340-361. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading Towards the Natural Resource Curse?" Pacific Review 23(2) (May, 2010), pp. 225-259. 

Sovacool, BK, C Cooper, and P Parenteau. "From a Hard Place to a Rock: Questioning the Energy Security of a Coal-Based Economy," Energy Policy 39(8) (August, 2011), pp. 4664-4670. 


Lifecycle Analysis

Sovacool, BK. “Valuing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Nuclear Power: A Critical Survey,” Energy Policy 36 (8) (August, 2008), pp. 2940-2953.

Nugent, D and BK Sovacool. “Assessing the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from solar PV and wind energy: A critical meta-survey,” Energy Policy 64 (February, 2014), pp. 229-244.


Nuclear Power

Sovacool, BK. "Think Again: Nuclear Power," Foreign Policy 150 (September/October, 2005), available at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3250

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Promoting a Level Playing Field for Energy Options: Electricity Alternatives and the Case of the Indian Point Energy Center," Energy Efficiency 1(1) (February, 2008), pp. 35-48. 

Sovacool, BK. "Valuing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Nuclear Power: A Critical Survey," Energy Policy 36 (8) (August, 2008), pp. 2940-2953. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "Nuclear Nonsense: Why Nuclear Power is No Answer to Climate Change and the World's Post-Kyoto Energy Challenges," William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 33(1) (Fall, 2008), pp. 1-119. 

Sovacool, BK. "Negative Externalities and Electricity Prices: Exploring the Full Social Costs of Conventional, Renewable, and Nuclear Power Sources." Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 51 (March, 2009), pp. 590-592. 

Sovacool, BK.  "Nuclear Energy and Renewable Power: Which is the Best Climate Change Mitigation Option?" Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 51 (March, 2009), pp. 758-762. 

Sovacool, BK. "Critically Weighing the Costs and Benefits of a Nuclear Renaissance," Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 7(2) (June, 2010), pp. 105-122. 

Sovacool, BK and A D'Agostino. "Nuclear Renaissance: a Flawed Proposition," Chemical Engineering Progress 106(7) (July, 2010), pp. 29-35. 

Sovacool, BK. "A Critical Evaluation of Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy in Asia," Journal of Contemporary Asia 40(3) (August, 2010), pp. 369-400. 

Sovacool, BK. Questioning a Nuclear Renaissance (Washington, DC and Berlin, Germany: Brookings Institution and Global Public Policy Institute, GPPi Policy Paper Number 8, May, 2010), 21pp.

Sovacool, BK and SV Valentine. "The Socio-Political Economy of Nuclear Energy in China and India," Energy 35(9) (September, 2010), pp. 3803-3813. 

Valentine, SV and BK Sovacool. "The Socio-Political Economy of Nuclear Power Development in Japan and South Korea," Energy Policy 38(12) (December, 2010), pp. 7971-7979.

Sovacool, BK. "Second Thoughts about Nuclear Power," A Policy Brief-Challenges Facing Asia (Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, January, 2011, 11 pp

Sovacool, BK.  "Questioning the Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Power: An Assessment of Nuclear Incidents and Accidents," Gaia 20(2) (June, 2011), pp. 95-103.

Sovacool, BK. Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power: A Critical Global Assessment of Atomic Energy (London: World Scientific, 2011), vii + 296 pp.

Sovacool, BK and SV Valentine. The National Politics of Nuclear Power: Economics, Security, and Governance (London: Routledge, 2012).   

Sovacool, BK. "The Avian and Wildlife Costs of Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power," Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 9(4) (December, 2012), pp. 255-278.

Sovacool, BK and A Funk. “Wrestling with the Hydra of Nuclear Waste Storage in the United States,” Electricity Journal 26(2) (March, 2013), pp. 67-78.

Funk, A and BK Sovacool. “Wasted Opportunities: Resolving the Impasse in United States Nuclear Waste Policy,” Energy Law Journal 34(1) (May, 2013), pp. 113-147.


Polycentrism

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown. "Scaling the Response to Climate Change," Policy & Society 27(4) (March, 2009), pp. 317-328. 

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown. "Addressing Climate Change: Global vs. Local Scales of Jurisdiction?," in Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (Ed.) Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World (New York: Elsevier, 2010), pp. 109-124.

Sovacool, BK. "An International Comparison of Four Polycentric Approaches to Climate and Energy Governance," Energy Policy 39(6) (June, 2011), pp. 3832-3844. 

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011).


Renewable Energy

Karmis, M, J Abiecunas, J Alwang, S Aultman, L Bird, P Denholm, D Heimiller, RF hirsh, A Milbrandt, R Pletka, G Porro, and BK Sovacool. A Study of Increased Use of Renewable Energy Resources in Virginia (Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, Report for the Virginia Commission on Electrical Utility Restructuring November 11, 2005), 107pp.

Sovacool, BK. "Why Has There Been a Relative Failure of Renewable Energy Systems in the USA?" in David Flin (Ed.) Renewable Energy 2006 (London: World Renewable Energy Network and United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 2006), pp. 24-32.

Sovacool, BK. The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What's Blocking Clean Power in the United States (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008), xvii + 294 pp.

Sovacool, BK, HH Lindboe and O Odgaard. "Is the Danish Wind Energy Model Replicable for Other Countries?" Electricity Journal 21(2) (March, 2008), pp. 27-38. 

Sovacool, BK. "Renewable Energy: Economically Sound, Politically Difficult," Electricity Journal 21(5) (June, 2008), pp. 18-29. 

Sovacool, BK and RF Hirsh. "Island Wind-Hydrogen Energy: A Significant Potential U.S. Resource," Renewable Energy 33(8) (August, 2008), pp. 1928-1935. 

Sovacool, BK. "Negative Externalities and Electricity Prices: Exploring the Full Social Costs of Conventional, Renewable, and Nuclear Power Sources." Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 51 (March, 2009), pp. 590-592. 

Sovacool, BK.  "Nuclear Energy and Renewable Power: Which is the Best Climate Change Mitigation Option?" Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 51 (March, 2009), pp. 758-762. 

Sovacool, BK and C Watts. "Going Completely Renewable: Is it Possible (Let Alone Desirable)?," Electricity Journal 22(4) (May, 2009), pp. 95-111.

Sovacool, BK. "Contextualizing Avian Mortality: A Preliminary Appraisal of Bird and Bat Fatalities from Wind, Fossil-Fuel, and Nuclear Electricity," Energy Policy 37(6) (June, 2009), pp. 2241-2248. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Intermittency of Wind, Solar, and Renewable Electricity Generators: Technical Barrier or Rhetorical Excuse?" Utilities Policy 17(3) (September, 2009), pp. 288-296. 

Sovacool, BK. "Exploring and Contextualizing Public Opposition to Renewable Electricity in the United States," Sustainability 1(3) (September, 2009), pp. 702-721.

Sovacool, BK. "Rejecting Renewables: The Socio-technical Impediments to Renewable Electricity in the United States," Energy Policy 37(11) (November, 2009), pp. 4500-4513. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Cultural Barriers to Renewable Energy in the United States," Technology in Society 31(4) (November, 2009), pp. 365-373. 

Sovacool, BK. "The Advantages of and Potential for Renewable Electricity Capacity in Asia," in V.R. Raghavan (Ed.) Emerging Challenges to Energy Security in the Asia Pacific (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), pp. 127-144.

Tin, T, BK Sovacool, D Blake, P Magill, SE Naggar, S Lidstrom, K Ishizawa, and J Berte. "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under Extreme Conditions: Case Studies from Antarctica," Renewable Energy 35(8) (August, 2010), pp. 1715-1723.

Sawin, JL and BK Sovacool.  "Renewable Energy in the United States of America," in Doerte Fouquet and Christopher Jones (Eds.) European Union Energy Law: Renewable Energy in the Member States of the European Union (Brussels: Claeys & Casteels, 2010), pp. 1-39.

Sovacool, BK. "Global Trends in Renewable Electricity, Renewable Fuels, and Markets for Renewable Heating and Cooling," in H. Peimani (Ed.) The Challenges of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance (Singapore: Institution of Southeast Asian Studies Publishing, 2011), pp. 8-38.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Barriers to the Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies," International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization 10(1) (February, 2011), pp. 43-62. 

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Denmark's Electricity Policy, 1970-2001," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 246-253.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Germany's Feed-in Tariff, 1990-2009," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 253-260.

Brown, MA and BK Sovacool. "Brazil's Proalcohol Program and Promotion of Flex-Fuel Vehicles," In Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 260-274.

Sawin, JL, E Martinot, D Barnes, A McCrone, BK Sovacool et al. Renewables 2011: Global Status Report (Paris: REN21 Secretariat, July 2011), 116 pp. 

McCubbin, Donald and BK Sovacool. Health, Wildlife and Climate Benefits of the 580 MW  Altamont Wind Farm, Altamont Pass, California (Tracy, CA: Report Prepared for Altamont Winds Incorporated, August, 2011), 135pp.

McCubbin, Donald and BK Sovacool. Health, Wildlife and Climate Benefits of the 22 MW Sawtooth Wind Farm, Elmore County, Idaho (Boise, ID: Report Prepared for Idaho Winds Incorporated, August, 2011), 125pp.

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool. "The Hidden Factors That Make Wind Energy Cheaper than Natural Gas in the United States," Electricity Journal 24(9) (November, 2011), pp. 84-95. 

Duncan, D and BK Sovacool. "The Barriers to the Successful Development of Commercial Grid Connected Renewable Electricity Projects in Australia, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America," Renewable Energy Law & Policy Review 4 (December, 2011), pp. 281-301. 

Crafton, M and BK Sovacool. "An Overview of U.S. Renewable Energy Policies," In Adnan A. Hezri and Wilhelm Hofmeister (Eds.) Towards a Green Economy: In Search of Sustainable Policies for the Future (Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2012), pp. 27-42.

Sovacool, BK and P Ratan. "Conceptualizing the Acceptance of Wind and Solar Electricity," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16(7) (September, 2012), pp. 5268-5279.

Sovacool, BK. “The Economic Viability of Renewable Energy,” In Global Energy Markets: Changes in the Strategic Landscape (Abu Dhabi: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2012), pp. 211-241.

McCubbin, D and BK Sovacool.  "Quantifying the Health and Environmental Benefits of Wind Power to Natural Gas," Energy Policy 53 (February, 2013), pp. 429-441. 

Sovacool, BK. “Alternative Energy.” In Christopher G. Bates and James Ciment (Eds.) Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2013), pp. 284-292.

Sovacool, BK. “Energy Policy and Climate Change,” In Robert Falkner (Ed.) The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2013), pp. 446-467.

Sovacool, BK. “A Qualitative Factor Analysis of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in the Asia-Pacific,” Energy Policy 59 (August, 2013), pp. 393-403.

Sovacool, BK. “Availability and Danish Energy Policy,” In Energy & Ethics: Justice and the Global Energy Challenge (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 16-42.

Sovacool, BK. “Energy Policymaking in Denmark: Implications for Global Energy Security and Sustainability,” Energy Policy 61 (October, 2013), pp. 829-831.

Sovacool, BK and A Gilbert. “Feed-in Tariffs and Other Support Mechanisms for Solar PV Promotion,” In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (London: Elsevier, 2013), pp. 1-35.

Hirsh, RF and BK Sovacool. “Wind Turbines and Invisible Technology: Unarticulated Reasons for Local Opposition to Wind Energy,” Technology & Culture 54(4) (October, 2013), pp. 705-734.

Nugent, D and BK Sovacool. “Assessing the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from solar PV and wind energy: A critical meta-survey,” Energy Policy 64 (February, 2014), pp. 229-244.


Renewable Portfolio Standards

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "Green Means 'Go?' A Colorful Approach to a National Renewable Portfolio Standard," Electricity Journal 19(7) (August/September, 2006), pp. 19-32. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "Mandated RPS Ignores Economic, Political Reality?  Messrs. Sovacool and Cooper Respond," Electricity Journal 19(10) (December, 2006), pp. 4-6. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "Big is Beautiful: The Case for Federal Leadership on a National Renewable Portfolio Standard," Electricity Journal 20(4) (May, 2007), pp. 48-61.

Sovacool, BK and J Barkenbus. "Necessary but Insufficient: State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Climate Change Policies," Environment 49(6) (July/August, 2007), pp. 20-30. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "State Efforts to Promote Renewable Energy: Tripping the Horse with the Cart?" Sustainable Development Law & Policy 8(1) (Fall, 2007), pp. 5-9, 78. 

Cooper, C and BK Sovacool. Renewing America: The Case for a National Renewable Portfolio Standard (New York: Network for New Energy Choices, 2007), ix + 158pp. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "The Hidden Costs of State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)," Buffalo Environmental Law Journal 15(1/2) (2007-2008), pp. 1-41.  

Sovacool, BK. "A Matter of Stability and Equity: The Case for Federal Action on Renewable Portfolio Standards in the U.S.," Energy & Environment 19(2) (February, 2008), pp. 241-261.

Sovacool, BK. "The Best of Both Worlds: Environmental Federalism and the Need for Federal Action on Renewable Energy and Climate Change," Stanford Environmental Law Journal 27(2) (June, 2008), pp. 397- 476. 

Sovacool, BK and C Cooper. "Congress Got it Wrong: The Case for a National Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Implications for Policy," Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal 3(1) (Summer, 2008), pp. 85-148.

Cooper, C and BK Sovacool. "All Flash, No Light: The Kabuki Dance Opposing a National Renewable Portfolio Standard," Electricity Journal 21(9) (November, 2008), pp. 41-54. 


Resource Curse

Sovacool, BK. “The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading Towards the Natural Resource Curse?” Pacific Review 23(2) (May, 2010), pp. 225-259.

Sovacool, BK. “Cursed by Crude: The Corporatist Resource Curse and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline,” Environmental Policy and Governance 21(1) (January/February, 2011), pp. 42-57.

Bazilian, M, I Onyeji, PK Aqrawi, BK Sovacool, E Ofori, DM Kammen, and T Van de Graaf. “Oil, Energy Poverty and Resource Dependence in West Africa,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 31(1) (February, 2013), pp. 33-53.


Science & Technology Studies (STS)

Sovacool, BK. “Falsification and Demarcation in Astronomy and Cosmology,” Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society 25(1) (February, 2005), pp. 53-62.

Sovacool, BK. “Using Criminalization and Due Process to Reduce Scientific Misconduct,” American Journal of Bioethics 5(5) (September/October, 2005), pp. W1-7.

Sovacool, BK. “Reactors, Missiles, X-Rays, and Solar Panels: Using SCOT, Technological Frame, Epistemic Culture, and Actor Network Theory to Investigate Technology,” Journal of Technology Studies 32(1) (Winter, 2006), pp. 4-14.

Hirsh, RF and BK Sovacool. “Technological Systems and Momentum Change: American Electric Utilities, Restructuring, and Distributed Generation,” Journal of Technology Studies 32(2) (Spring, 2006), pp. 72-85.

Sovacool, BK. “Exploring Scientific Misconduct: Isolated Individuals, Impure Institutions, or the Inevitable Dark Side of Modern Science?” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5(4) (December, 2008), pp. 271-282.

Sovacool, BK and RF Hirsh. “Beyond Batteries: An Examination of the Benefits and Barriers to Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Transition,” Energy Policy 37(3) (March, 2009), pp. 1095-1103.

Sovacool, BK. “Rejecting Renewables: The Socio-technical Impediments to Renewable Electricity in the United States,” Energy Policy 37(11) (November, 2009), pp. 4500-4513.

Sovacool, BK. “The Cultural Barriers to Renewable Energy in the United States,” Technology in Society 31(4) (November, 2009), pp. 365-373.

Sovacool, BK. “Broken By Design: The Corporation as a Failed Technology,” Science, Technology, & Society 15(1) (March, 2010), pp. 1-25.

Sovacool, BK. “The Importance of Open and Closed Styles of Energy Research,” Social Studies of Science 40(6) (December, 2010), pp. 903-930.

Sovacool, BK. “The Interpretive Flexibility of Oil and Gas Pipelines: Case Studies from Southeast Asia and the Caspian Sea,” Technological Forecasting & Social Change 78(4) (May, 2011), pp. 610-620.

Hirsh, RF and BK Sovacool. “Wind Turbines and Invisible Technology: Unarticulated Reasons for Local Opposition to Wind Energy,” Technology & Culture 54(4) (October, 2013), pp. 705-734.


United States Energy Policy

Sovacool, BK. "PUHCA Repeal: Higher Prices, Less R&D, and More Market Abuses?" Electricity Journal 19(1) (January/February, 2006), pp. 85-89.

Brown, MA, BK Sovacool and RF Hirsh. "Assessing U.S. Energy Policy," Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 135(3) (Summer, 2006), pp. 5-11.

Sovacool, BK. "Coal and Nuclear Technologies: Creating a False Dichotomy for American Energy Policy," Policy Sciences 40(2) (June, 2007), pp. 101-122. 

Sovacool, BK and MA Brown (Eds.) Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths (New York: Springer, 2007), xi + 340 pp.

Brown, MA, J Chandler, MV Lapsa, and BK Sovacool. Carbon Lock-In: Barriers to the Deployment of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/TM-2007/124, November, 2007).

Sovacool, BK. "The Problem with the 'Portfolio Approach' in American Energy Policy," Policy Sciences 41(3) (September, 2008), pp. 245-261. 

Sovacool, BK. "Sound Climate, Energy, and Transport Policy for a Carbon Constrained World," Policy & Society 27(4) (March, 2009), pp. 273-283. 

Sovacool, BK, C Cooper, and P Parenteau. "From a Hard Place to a Rock: Questioning the Energy Security of a Coal-Based Economy," Energy Policy 39(8) (August, 2011), pp. 4664-4670.