Emily Grubert, Sara Hastings-Simon | WIREs Climate Change, 2022 | Article
Grubert and Hastings-Simon introduce the idea of the "mid-transition" — the tricky period when the fossil energy and zero-carbon energy systems are both too small to cover everything and too big to avoid constraining the other system.
Chris Nelder, Emily Grubert | The Energy Transition Show, 2022 | Listen
Grubert follows up on her mid-transition paper (with Sara Hastings-Simon) in a conversation with Chris Nelder on The Energy Transition Show, expanding on many of the ideas in this TED talk.
Emily Grubert | Science, 2020 | Article
Grubert shows that because US fossil fuel-fired electricity generation is old, requiring fossil fuel-fired power generators to retire when they reach a typical lifespan can advance a goal of zero-carbon electricity by 2035 with limited need for "early" retirement.
Emily Grubert, R. Phillips | emilygrubert.org, 2020 | Explore
This interactive map is a companion to Grubert's paper on fossil fuel electricity retirement deadlines, dynamically allowing users to see how plant level emissions, water use and labor needs might be expected to change over time.
Joshua Macey, Jackson Salovaara | Stanford Law Review, 2019 | Article
Macey and Salovaara methodically show how bankruptcies by US coal companies, a common recent outcome, have resulted in the legal shedding of responsibility for large sums of money owed to retirees and environmental obligations.
Noel Healy, John Barry | Energy Policy, 2017 | Article
Healy and Barry lay out the political context and power dynamics of energy transitions, with a focus on fossil fuel divestment and the need to systematically address labor in the decarbonization transition.
James H. Williams, Ryan A. Jones, Ben Haley, et al. | AGU Advances, 2021 | Article
Williams, Jones, Haley, Kwok, Hargreaves, Farbes and Torn present six modeled pathways to carbon neutrality in the United States energy system by 2050, quantifying the rapid pace required for both clean energy growth and fossil energy decline.