Joel graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) in 2020, having previously completed an MA at the Porter School of Environmental Studies. During his MSc, Joel specialised in energy transitions and climate change, writing his thesis on the European offshore wind power transition. He also worked as a research assistant within the Central European University's (CEU) Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), undertaking research on the geopolitics of natural gas and nuclear power in Europe. Joel is now pursuing his PhD at Cranfield University's Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy (CESS), housed in the Department of Energy and Power.
Joel's research is focussed on investigating the decarbonisation of gas networks via the use of hydrogen to develop roll out strategies that are socially acceptable and fair to support the UK's meeting of Climate Change Act goals. This involves analysing past and ongoing national energy transitions, communicating with stakeholders and assessing the underlying factors which determine the acceptance of a transition to hydrogen homes.
Joel's research is sponsored by EPSRC through the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme and industrial partners Cadent Gas Ltd and the Committee on Climate Change.
Articles In Journals
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2023) Gauging public perceptions of blue and green hydrogen futures: is the twin-track approach compatible with hydrogen acceptance?, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Available online 14 July 2023. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21294873.v1, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21081670.v1, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20727982.v1
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2023) Price promises, trust deficits and energy justice: public perceptions of hydrogen homes, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 188 (December) Article No. 113810. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20727982, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21081670
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2023) Divergent consumer preferences and visions for cooking and heating technologies in the United Kingdom: make our homes clean, safe, warm and smart!, Energy Research and Social Science, 104 (October) Article No. 103204. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21081670, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20727982
- Mirzania P, Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N, Sayan RC & Marais L (2023) Barriers to powering past coal: implications for a just energy transition in South Africa, Energy Research and Social Science, 101 (July) Article No. 103122.
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2023) Socio-technical barriers to domestic hydrogen futures: repurposing pipelines, policies, and public perceptions, Applied Energy, 336 (April) Article No. 120850.
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2022) Beyond the triangle of renewable energy acceptance: the five dimensions of domestic hydrogen acceptance, Applied Energy, 324 (October) Article No. 119715.
- Gordon JA, Balta-Ozkan N & Nabavi SA (2022) Homes of the future: unpacking public perceptions to power the domestic hydrogen transition, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 164 (August) Article No. 112481.
- Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Tosun J, Gordon JA & Jewell J (2021) National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets, Nature Energy, 6 (7) 742-754.