Research Questions

Block Island Wind Farm

Electoral consequences: Are elected politicians rewarded or punished when wind and solar projects are developed near their constituents?

Political Polarization: What roles does political polarization play in affecting where and when renewable projects are developed?

Environmental Racism: Are structural inequities that previously affected the development of fossil fuel energy projects also seen in emerging renewable energy project development?


Relevant Publications

Oksan Bayulgen, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Mary Buchanan, & Lyle Scruggs. (2021) Tilting at windmills? Electoral repercussions of wind turbine projects in Minnesota. Energy Policy. DOI:  10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112636

Oksan Bayulgen. (2020). Localizing the energy transition: Town-level political and socio-economic drivers of clean energy in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101376

Oksan Bayulgen & and Salil Benegal. (2019) Green Priorities: How economic frames affect perceptions of renewable energy in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.08.017

Talbot M. Andrews, Andrew W. Delton, & Reuben Kline. Who do you trust? Inefficiency Incentives in Climate Change Mitigation. (2022) Journal of Politics. DOI: 10.1086/720650

Talbot M. Andrews, Reuben Kline, Yanna Krupnikov, & John Barry Ryan. (2022) Too many ways to help: How to promote climate change mitigation behaviors. Journal of Environmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101806

Talbot M. Andrews and John Barry Ryan. (2021). Preferences for prevention: People assume expensive problems have expensive solutions. Risk Analysis. 1-26. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13754

Talbot M. Andrews and Oleg Smirnov. (2020) Who feels the impacts of climate change? Global  

“Correcting misinformation about climate change: the impact of partisanship in an experimental setting” Climatic Change 148(1/2), 2018: 61-80. (with Salil Benegal)

“Economic Conditions and Public Opinion on Climate Change” Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication, Oxford University Press 2016 (1-29) (with Salil Benegal)

“Declining Public Concern about Climate Change: Can We Blame the Great Recession?” Global Environmental Change. 22 (2), 2012:505-515 (with Salil Benegal)