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Noel Healy

Salem State University
United States
Email nhealy [at] salemstate [period/dot] edu

Noel Healy is a Professor in the Geography and Sustainability Department at Salem State University. He works on the intersection between rapid climate mitigation, fossil fuel politics, just transitions and climate equity. He is a contributing author for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report and on the editorial board for Energy Research and Social Science. Current projects include investigating fossil fuel industry influence in US Energy regulatory decision-making. Noel has published work in The Guardian, Scientific American, the Hill, and The Conversation. The Boston Globe, Colombian national radio WRadio, DeSmogBlog, The Times, and Gizmodo has also reported on his research.

Noel Healy’s website.


Joshua A. Basseches,  Rebecca Bromley‑Trujillo, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, Noel Healy, David J. Hess, David Hsu, Rachel M. Krause, Harland Prechel, J. Timmons Roberts, Jennie C. Stephens. 2022. Climate policy conflict in the U.S. states: a critical review and way forward, Climatic Change, 170(3-4).

Ray Galvin, & Noel Healy. 2020. “The Green New Deal in the United States: What it is and how to pay for it,” Energy Research & Social Science (September 2020).

Gregory Trencher, Noel Healy, Koichi Hasegawa, & Jusen Asuka. 2019. “Discursive resistance to phasing out coal-fired electricity: Narratives in Japan’s coal regime,” Energy Policy (September 2019).

Noel Healy, Jennie C. Stephens, Stephanie A. Malin. 2019. “Embodied energy injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extractivism and fossil fuel supply chains,” Energy Research & Social Science (February 2019).

Media Coverage

CSSN Scholars Noel Healy and Angela Carter, along with Truzaar Dordi, argue that continued oil and gas expansion contradicts the United States’ and Canada’s climate commitments in an opinion piece, “Global Climate Policy Reboot: Launching a US-Canada Fossil Fuel Phase Out,” Common Dreams, April 20, 2021.

The Green New Deal Is More Relevant Than Ever,” Ray Galvin & Noel Healy, Scientific American, April 22, 2020.

Ray Galvin & Noel Healy’s study on the economic feasibility of the Green New Deal discussed by Dharna Noor. We can afford a green New Deal,” Gizmodo, April 10 2020.

Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many ways beyond climate change,” Noel Healy, Jennie Stephens, & Stephanie Malin, The Conversation, February 7, 2019.

Noel Healy quoted by Jenessa Duncombe. Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Leases on Public Land, Citing Climate Change,” EoS, March 22, 2019.

Noel Healy’s study reported by Eoghan Moloney. “Source of Moneypoint Coal a Burning Issue,” The Clare Champion, November 16, 2018.

Noel Healy’s study reported by Itai Vardi. What Terrible Injustices Are Hiding Behind American Energy Habits?” November 16, 2018.

Blood coal: Ireland’s Dirty Secret,” Noel Healy, The Guardian, October 25, 2018.

Noel Healy’s study reported by Laoise Neylon. ESB buying coal from ‘harrowing’ Colombian mine,” The Times, September 28, 2018.