Jay Sterling Gregg is a researcher within the field of socio-technical transitions, with a focus on climate change and sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how innovation patterns and the adoption of new technologies can affect social structures, local economies, the environment, and quality of life.
He has published research on historical patterns of fossil fuel carbon emissions and energy consumption, energy efficiency, land use and biological carbon sequestration, bioenergy potential, waste-to-energy, circular economies, smart and sustainable cities, consumer behavior, and social acceptance of renewable energy.
Jay comes to the UNEP DTU Partnership after 9 years at the Technical University of Denmark, where he was part of the Danish Climate Centre at the Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Group within the Systems Analysis Department, and the Industrial Dynamics and Strategy Group within the Department for Innovation.
He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Maryland.