Jessica Jewell is a Professor at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen and an Associate Professor in Energy Transitions at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University. Her research focuses on the feasibility of climate action and quantifying the dynamics and mechanisms of energy transitions using a variety of disciplinary approaches and methods. She is a recipient of a European Research Council's Starting Grant as well as the Principal Investigator of a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council and a leader of work packages in collaborative research projects supported by European and Swedish funding bodies.
Dr. Jewell is also a Guest Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and a Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute as well as a member of several editorial boards including Energy Research and Social Science, Oxford Open Energy, and the Routledge series on Energy Transitions. She was a contributing author in the IPCC 5th assessment report, a lead author in the Global Energy Assessment and in the report for the UN Secretary General on the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. She also led the development of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) model of short-term energy security. Previously, she worked at the IIASA in Vienna and the IEA in Paris.
- (2021). National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets. Nature Energy. 742-754.
- (2021). Meeting well-below 2°C target would increase energy sector jobs globally. One Earth. 1026-1036.
- (2021). Liquefied natural gas expansion plans in Germany: The risk of gas lock-in under energy transitions. Energy Research & Social Science. 18 pages.
- (2021). Historical precedents and feasibility of rapid coal and gas decline required for the 1.5°C target. One Earth. 1477-1490.
- (2021). Failing the formative phase: The global diffusion of nuclear power is limited by national markets. Energy Research & Social Science. 17 pages.
- (2020). Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs. Environmental Research Letters. 1-13.
- (2020). Reply to: Why fossil fuel producer subsidies matter. Nature. E5-E7.
- (2020). Covid-19 and the politics of sustainable energy transitions. Energy Research & Social Science. 1-7.
- (2019). The international technological nuclear cooperation landscape: A new dataset and network analysis. Energy Policy. 838-852.
- (2019). Prospects for powering past coal. Nature Climate Change. 592-597.
- (2018). Limited emission reductions from fuel subsidy removal except in energy-exporting regions. Nature. 229-233.
- (2018). Integrating techno-economic, socio-technical and political perspectives on national energy transitions: A meta-theoretical framework. Energy Research & Social Science. 175-190.
- (2019). A regression analysis of differences between countries where coal-based electricity supply is contracting and countries where it is growing: Evidence from 40 countries over 25 years (1990-2015).
- (2020). On the political feasibility of climate change mitigation pathways: Is it too late to keep warming below 1.5° C? Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (WIRESs). 1-12.