Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool
Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at AU-Herning and a Professor of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is also Associate Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and Director of the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy and the Environment, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed international journal Energy Research and Social Science. Professor Sovacool works as a researcher, consultant, and teacher on issues pertaining to 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. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters, and reports and the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of 16 books, including Climate Change and Global Energy Security (MIT Press), Energy Poverty (Oxford University Press), Global Energy Justice (Cambridge University Press), and Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press). He received his PhD in science and technology studies from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.