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Jessica Jewell is a Research Scholar in the Energy Program and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the field of energy transitions at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research focuses on understanding how political, economic, and technological constraints shape future energy systems in different countries. She currently leads the Contractions project which aims to understand the historical precedents and future prospects of declining energy industries, particularly to meet global climate targets, funded by the Research Council Norway. She has published on energy security under decarbonization scenarios, nuclear energy prospects and fossil fuel subsidies in journals such as Nature, Energy Policy, and Nature Energy as well as popular-press pieces in the Economist and other outlets.
Dr. Jewell is a member of the editorial board of Energy Research and Social Science as well as the Routledge series on Energy Transitions. She was a contributing author in the IPCC WGIII fifth assessment report, a lead author in the Global Energy Assessment and a lead author of a report by the UN Secretary General's Task Force on the SE4All renewables and efficiency targets. She also serves on IIASA’s institutional reform task force. Before joining IIASA, she worked at the IEA on developing a model of short-term energy security (MOSES). She holds a PhD from Central European University where she won a University-wide best dissertation award and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) from a joint program between Central European University, University of Manchester and Lund University. Her first degree was from Brown University in Geology.
Last update: 13-APR-2018
Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Jewell J, Brutschin E, & Sovacool B (2018). Integrating techno-economic, socio-technical and political perspectives on national energy transitions: A meta-theoretical framework. Energy Research & Social Science 37: 175-190. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2017.09.015.
Jewell J, McCollum D, Emmerling J, Bertram C, Gernaat DEHJ, Krey V, Paroussos L, Berger L, et al. (2018). Limited emission reductions from fuel subsidy removal except in energy exporting regions. Nature 554: 229-233. DOI:10.1038/nature25467.
Brutschin E & Jewell J (2018). International political economy of nuclear energy. In: Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Eds. Goldthau, A., Keating, M.F. & Kuzemko, C., Chelentham, UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 978 1 78347 562 9
Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Jewell J, Suzuki M, & Antal M (2017). Comparing electricity transitions: A historical analysis of nuclear, wind and solar power in Germany and Japan. Energy Policy 101: 612-628. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.044.
von Stechow C, Minx JC, Riahi K, Jewell J, McCollum D, Callaghan MW, Bertram C, Luderer G, et al. (2016). 2°C and SDGs: united they stand, divided they fall? Environmental Research Letters 11 (3): e034022. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034022.
Cherp A & Jewell J (2016). Energy policy: Renewables targeted before Fukushima. Nature 533 (7601): 036. DOI:10.1038/533036b.
Jewell J, Vinichenko V, McCollum D, Bauer N, Riahi K, Aboumahboub T, Fricko O, Harmsen M, et al. (2016). Comparison and interactions between the long-term pursuit of energy independence and climate policies. Nature Energy 1: e16073. DOI:10.1038/nenergy.2016.73.
McCollum DL, Jewell J, Krey V, Bazilian M, Fay M, & Riahi K (2016). Quantifying uncertainties influencing the long-term impacts of oil prices on energy markets and carbon emissions. Nature Energy 1 (7): e16077. DOI:10.1038/nenergy.2016.77.
van Soest H, Reis LA, van Vuuren D, Bertram C, Drouet L, Jewell J, Kriegler E, Luderer G, et al. (2015). Regional low-emission pathways from global models. Nota di Lavoro 110.2015, Italy [December 2015]
Jewell J & Ates SA (2015). Introducing nuclear power in Turkey: A historic state strategy and future prospects. Energy Research & Social Science 10: 273-282. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2015.07.011.
McCollum D, Jewell J, Krey V, Bazilian M, Fay M, & Riahi K (2015). Oil Prices and their Impact on Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
von Stechow C, McCollum D, Riahi K, Minx JC, Kriegler E, van Vuuren DP, Jewell J, Robledo-Abad C, et al. (2015). Integrating Global Climate Change Mitigation Goals with Other Sustainability Objectives: A Synthesis. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 40: 363-394. DOI:10.1146/annurev-environ-021113-095626.
Tavoni M, Kriegler E, Riahi K, van Vuuren DP, Aboumahboub T, Bowen A, Calvin K, Campiglio E, et al. (2015). Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models. Nature Climate Change 5 (2): 119-126. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2475.
Jewell J (2015). Can low-carbon societies deliver on energy security? Special issue of Energia, Ambiente e Innovazione: Transition and Global Challenges Towards Low Carbon Societies: 13-16. DOI:10.12910/EAI2015-003.
Rogelj J, Jewell J, & Riahi K (2015). Co-Benefits and Trade Offs of INDCs (chapter 3). In: Beyond the Numbers: Understanding the Transformation Induced by the INDCs. A report of the MILES Project Consortium. Eds. Spencer, T. & Pierfederici, R., pp. 51-58 Paris, France: IDDRI - MILES Project Consortium.
Cherp A & Jewell J (2014). The concept of energy security: Beyond the four As. Energy Policy 75: 415-421. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2014.09.005.
Tavoni M, Riahi K, Jewell J, Rao S, & McCollum D (2014). Limiting global warming to 2 degrees C. Policy findings from Durban Platform scenario analysis. LIMITS Publications
Jewell J, Cherp A, & Riahi K (2014). Energy security under de-carbonization scenarios: An assessment framework and evaluation under different technology and policy choices. Energy Policy 65: 743-760. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.051.
Cherp A, Jewell J, Vinichenko V, Bauer N, & De Cian E (2013). Global energy security under different climate policies, GDP growth rates and fossil resource availabilities. Climatic Change 136 (1): 83-94. DOI:10.1007/s10584-013-0950-x.
Jewell J, Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Bauer N, Kober T, McCollum DL, van Vuuren DP, & van der Zwaan B (2013). Energy security of China, India, the E.U. and the U.S. under long-term scenarios: Results from six IAMs. Special Issue on Implementing Climate Policies in the Major Economies: An Assessment of Durban Platform Architectures — Results from the LIMITS Project. Climate Change Economics 4 (4): p. 1340011. DOI:10.1142/S2010007813400113.
Tavoni M, Kriegler E, Aboumahboub T, Calvin K, De Maere G, Wise M, Klein D, Jewell J, et al. (2013). The distribution of the major economies' effort in the Durban Platform scenarios. Special Issue on Implementing Climate Policies in the Major Economies: An Assessment of Durban Platform Architectures — Results from the LIMITS Project. Climate Change Economics 4 (4): p. 1340009. DOI:10.1142/S2010007813400095.
Cherp A & Jewell J (2013). Energy security assessment framework and three case studies. In: International Handbook of Energy Security. Eds. Dyer, H & Trombetta, MJ, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978178100790710.4337/9781781007907.00018.
Jewell J, Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Bauer N, Kober T, McCollum DL, van Vuuren DP, & van der Zwaan B (2013). Energy Security of China, India, the E.U. and the U.S. under Long-term Scenarios: Results from Six IAMs. LIMITS Special Issue, FP7 LIMITS Project
Tavoni M, Kriegler E, Aboumahboub T, Calvin K, De Maere G, Jewell J, Kober T, Lucas P, et al. (2013). The Distribution of the Major Economies' Effort in the Durban Platform Scenarios. LIMITS Special Issue, FP7 LIMITS Project
Cherp A, Adenikinju A, Goldthau A, Hughes L, Jansen J, Jewell J, Olshanskaya M, Soares de Oliveira R, et al. (2012). Chapter 5: Energy and security. In: Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Eds. Team, GEA Writing, pp.325-384 (October 2012): Cambridge University Press and IIASA.
Riahi K, Dentener F, Gielen D, Grubler A, Jewell J, Klimont Z, Krey V, McCollum DL, et al. (2012). Chapter 17: Energy pathways for sustainable development. In: Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Eds. Team, GEA Writing, pp.1203-1306 (October 2012): Cambridge University Press and IIASA.
Yumkella K, Nakicenovic N, Bazilian M, & Jewell J (2012). The sustainable energy for all initiative and climate change mitigation. WMO Bulletin 61 (1): 15-17.
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