Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the School of Business, Management, and Economics, part of the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. There he serves as Director of the Sussex Energy Group and Director of the Center on Innovation and Energy Demand which involves the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), due to be published in 2022, and an Advisor on Energy to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium.
Professor Sovacool works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. More specifically, his research focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. With much coverage of his work in the international news media, he is one of the most highly-cited global researchers on issues bearing on controversies in energy and climate policy.
- Diffusion of smart meters
- Expectations for automated vehicles (AVs)
- User perceptions of smart homes
- Teleworking and energy demand
- Smart home technologies in Europe: A critical review of concepts, benefits, risks and policies
- Temporality, vulnerability, and energy justice in household low carbon innovations
- Further reflections on vulnerability and resistance in the United Kingdom’s smart meter transition
- Transitions in energy efficiency and demand
- Of emergence, diffusion and impact: A socio-technical perspective on researching energy demand
- Mobility, food and housing: responsibility, individual consumption and demand-side policies in European deep decarbonisation pathways
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