MATTHEW BURKE

L4E POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW    -    UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

DIRECTOR OF THE L4E POLICY LAB - GUND INSTITUTE AT UVM.

Contact: Matthew.Burke@uvm.edu

Matthew Burke is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont, in collaboration with the Leadership for the Ecozoic project. Matthew’s current research aims to examine and support successful integration of renewable energy development and protection and preservation of ecological and agricultural functions of working landscapes across multiple scales.

Matthew completed a Ph.D. in Renewable Resources — Environment (May 2019) at McGill University under the supervision of Professors Peter G. Brown (McGill University) and Jennie C. Stephens (Northeastern University). Matthew’s doctoral research focused on sociopolitical and ecological dimensions of the renewable energy transition by examining energy democracy in theory and practice, emphasizing groups active in northeastern North America.

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORKS

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Energy-Sufficiency for a Just Transition: A Systematic Review

Burke, M. J. (2020). Energy-Sufficiency for a Just Transition: A Systematic Review. Energies, 13(10), 2444. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102444

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The Role of Technology in Achieving the Future we Want

Contributors: S. Wallis, M.  Burke, A. Damiano, S. Barbieri. In: Sustainable Wellbeing futures: a research and action agenda for ecological economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2020.

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Energy Democracy and the Co-evolution of Social and Technological Systems

Thesis, 2019. McGill University.

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Operationalizing Energy Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities in Vermont’s Renewable Energy Transformation

Contributors:  Stephens, J. C., Burke, M. J., Gibian, B., Jordi, E., & Watts, R. In: Frontiers of Communication, 3. 2018.

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Mutually-Beneficial Renewable Energy Systems. Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism

Relations Beyond Anthropocentrism, 6(1). 2018.

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 Shared Yet Contested: Energy Democracy Counter-Narratives

Frontiers in Communication, 3:22. 2018.

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Political Power and Renewable Energy Futures: A Critical Review

Contributors: Matt Burke &  Stephens, J. C. In: Energy Research & Social Science, 35. 2018.

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Energy Democracy: Goals and Policy Instruments for Sociotechnical Transitions

Contributors: Matt Burke &  Stephens, J. C. In: Energy Research & Social Science, 33. 2017.

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New Frontiers and Conceptual Frameworks for Energy Justice

Contributors:  Benjamin Sovacool, Matthew Burke,  Lucy Baker, Chaitanya Kumar Kotikalapudi,  & Holle Wlokas,In: Energy Policy, 105. 2017.