Curriculum Vitae


Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science (2014)
Carleton University, Ottawa

Master of Arts, Political Science (2005)
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2004)
University of Waterloo, Waterloo

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) Category II, York University
Year: 2016; Value: $5,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship
Year: 2011; Value: $20,000

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Year: 2009-2011; Value: $45,000

J. James Mackie Award, For research in the field of human – technology relations, Carleton University
Year: 2010; Value: $5,000;

Academic Output

In Progress

  • James Gaede, Ian H. Rowlands (2018) “How ‘transformative’ is energy storage? Insights from stakeholder perspectives in Ontario” (in press at Energy Research & Social Science)
  • Sara Ganowski, James Gaede, Ian H. Rowlands (2017) “The Socio-political Acceptance of Energy Storage (ES) in Canada: A comparative media analysis of ES discourse in Ontario and Alberta” (under review at Energy Research & Social Science)


  • James Gaede, Ian H. Rowlands (2018) “Visualizing social acceptance research: A bibliometric review of the social acceptance literature for energy technology and fuels” Energy Research & Social Science, 40(June): 142-158
  • James Gaede, James Meadowcroft (2016) “Carbon capture and storage demonstration and low-carbon energy transitions: Explaining limited progress”, Thijs Van de Graaf, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Arunabha Ghosh, Florian Kern, and Michael T. Klare eds., Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy
  • James Gaede, James Meadowcroft (2016) “A Question of Authenticity? Status quo bias and the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook”, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 18(5): 608-627
  • Florian Kern, James Gaede, James Meadowcroft and Jim Watson (2016) “The political economy of carbon capture and storage: An analysis of two demonstration projects”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, V. 102:250-260

Working Papers and Reports

  • James Gaede (2017) “Renewable Fuels Mandate and Incentives Policy Review: Biofuels and Lake Erie Water Quality” prepared for the International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Regional Office, Ontario, Canada
  • Ian Search, Ian H. Rowlands, James Gaede (2017) “Earning Community Acceptance: A Literature Review of Citizen Engagement in Energy Storage Infrastructure Planning”, Working Paper 2017-01, Project 4.6 – Social Acceptance of Energy Storage Systems, University of Waterloo
  • Holly Smale, Ian H. Rowlands, James Gaede (2017) “A Gap Analysis: Community Acceptance of Energy Storage Projects”, Working Paper 2017-02, Project 4.6 – Social Acceptance of Energy Storage Systems, University of Waterloo
  • James Gaede (2015) “Ontario, Quebec, Electricity and Climate Change: Advancing the Dialogue”, Studies in Ontario Electricity Policy Series, No. 6, Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University
  • James Gaede (2010) “Pathways to a Low-Carbon Society: A comparison of low-carbon transition scenarios”, prepared for the Policy Research Initiative, Ottawa Ontario
  • James Gaede (2009) “Greening Research Networks: Carbon Offsetting”, Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue,

Software / Technology

Conference Presentations

  • James Gaede (2017) “Is Energy Storage ‘Transformative’? Decentralization & The Future of Ontario’s Energy System”, presented at the 2017 Symposium of the Ontario Climate Consortium, Toronto, Ontario, May 12
  • James Gaede (2017) “Stakeholder Perceptions of Energy Storage in Ontario
    Preliminary Findings”, presented at the 8th Annual Workshop of the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (ONSEP), Picton, Ontario, April 25
  • James Gaede (2013) “The Political Economic Potential of Carbon Capture and Storage in Canada: Framework for Prospective Assessment”, presented at the 2013 Canadian Political Science Association annual conference, University of Victoria, June 4-6
  • James Gaede (2013) “Politics as Distinction: Observing the Future for Sustainable Energy”, presented at the 2013 Canadian Political Science Association annual conference, University of Victoria, June 4-6

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo, June 2016 – August 2018

Research Associate, Laurier Institute for Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP)
Wilfrid Laurier University, August 2015 – Present

Independent Consultant, Web Design & Development, Research & Communications
Multiple Clients, September 2007 – Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Policy & Administration
Carleton University, September 2015 – February 2016

Project Coordinator, Ontario-Québec Electricity Collaboration
Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University, July 2014 – June 2015

HQP Researcher, Social / Political Potential of Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon Management Canada, January 2011 – April 2014

Policy Research Analyst, Multiple Files (HR, Safety, Environment, International Trade);
Canadian Trucking Alliance, January 2006 – August 2007

Volunteer Experience

Communications Director, Mt. Hope / Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association
Kitchener, October 2014 – September 2016

Communications and Research Assistance, ClimateActionWR (Sustainable Waterloo Region)
Waterloo, September 2011 – August 2012