Regine Spector

UMass Associate Professor Regine Spector
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science | College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
516 Thompson Hall

Project Title: Ambiguities of Renewable Energy: Rethinking Electricity Markets, Green Development and Sustainability in Massachusetts (Co-Scholar Eve Vogel)

This project (together with Eve Vogel) seeks to better understand the ambiguities and tensions inherent in implementing green and renewable energies to build a more just and sustainable society. Through a historically and ethnographically informed, multi-sited research design within Massachusetts, we ask how the state’s promotion of “green” electricity through capitalist markets to achieve competition and carbon reduction goals actually plays out in practice in local communities and environments.

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