Benjamin K. Sovacool

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Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin K. Sovacool is an academic at the Vermont Law School. He has written several books and many journal articles.

Research work[change | change source]

Sovacool has reported that the value of CO2 emissions for nuclear power over the lifecycle of a plant was 66.08 g/kWh. Comparative results for wind power, hydroelectricity, solar thermal power, and solar photovoltaic were also calculated.[1]

Sovacool's research interests include energy policy and environmental issues.[2] He has published more than 90 academic papers in journals like The Electricity Journal and Energy Policy. He has also appeared on the BBC World News, Bloomberg Live!, and Channel News Asia and been interviewed by Newsweek International, Associated Press, United Press International.[2][3] His work on carbon emissions from nuclear power stations has also been reviewed in Nature.[4]

Books[change | change source]

In 2007, Sovacool edited Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths which has been reviewed in Energy Policy[5] and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.[6] In 2008, he wrote The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States which was published by Praeger and won a 2009 Nautilus Award.[3]

In Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power (2011) Sovacool says that "energy efficiency programs and renewable power technologies are better than nuclear power plants".[7]

His other books include:

  • Miguel Mendonça, David Jacobs and Benjamin K. Sovacool (2009). Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook, Earthscan.
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool (2010). Climate Change and Energy Security: A Global Overview of Technology and Policy Options, MIT Press.
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool (Ed.) (2011). The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security, Routledge.
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool et al. (forthcoming). International Politics of Nuclear Power.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Benjamin K. Sovacool. Valuing the greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power: A critical survey. Energy Policy, Vol. 36, 2008, p. 2950.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile: Benjamin K. Sovacool". Archived from the original on 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  4. Kurt Kleiner. Nuclear energy: assessing the emissions, Nature Reports Climate Change, 24 September 2008. Archived 2011-05-01 at WebCite
  5. Fereidoon P. Sioshansi. Energy and American Society—Thirteen Myths (Book Review) Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine Energy Policy, 35 (2007), pp. 6554–6555.
  6. Pasqualetti, Martin J., "Review of Energy and American Society--Thirteen Myths, B. Sovacool, M. Brown (eds.).", Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Routledge, doi:10.1080/00045600801944210 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Benjamin K. Sovacool (2011). "Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power" (PDF). World Scientific. pp. 248–250. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-05-17.