Adam Mayer studies the social aspects of energy transitions with a focus on issues of technological diffusion and energy justice. He is currently supported by an NSF Convergence grant to evaluate the possibilities of small-scale hydro and solar hybrid generator systems. Other research considers the challenges of political partisanship as a barrier to energy transition in the United States, and issues pertaining to rural development and energy projects.
Mayer, Adam. 2021. “More than just jobs: Understanding what drives support for a declining coal industry.” The Extractive Industries and Society doi:101038.
Mayer, Adam. 2019. “Partisanship, politics, and the energy transition in the United States: A critical review and conceptual framework.” Energy Research & Social Science 53: 85-88.
Smith, E. Keith, and Adam Mayer. 2019. “Anomalous Anglophones? Contours of free market ideology, political polarization, and climate change attitudes in English-speaking countries, Western European and post-Communist states.” Climatic Change 152(1): 17-34.
Mayer, Adam. 2018. “A just transition for coal miners? Community identity and support from local policy actors.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 28: 1-13.
Mayer, A., Lopez, M.C., Cavallini Johansen, I. and Moran, E., 2021. “Hydropower, Social Capital, Community Impacts, and Self‐Rated Health in the Amazon“. Rural Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ruso.12419